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Post Rehabilitation Success Of Marine Turtles
Contact: Gilbert, Jennifer
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Data of satellite tracking of marine turtles after their release. more
The purpose of this project is to assess the success of marine turtles once released back into to the marine environment after undergoing lengthy rehabilitation programs. Many of these turtles have been in rehabilitation for over 19 months previously found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef suffering from floaters disease or suffering horrendous injuries from entanglement in discarded 'ghost nets' that were found by Napranum shire council rangers at Pennefather Beach, Cape York Penninsula. Previously when the turtles were released their fate was unknown, now with the assistance of satellite tracking invaluable data can be retrieved regarding the success of the rehabilitation. This is a collaborative project between James Cook University Cairns, Cairns turtle rehabilitation centre and Ian Bell at DERM. Project sponsors:
Biology > Reptiles
Marine, I, Pacific, ISW, Indian Ocean, Chelonia mydas, Lepidochelys olivacea
14 November 2010 - 17 November 2012
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-26
Information last updated: 2012-11-26