World Turtle News, 12/20/2018
World’s largest green sea turtle rookery has placed 21 satellite trackers so far
This year, researchers have successfully fitted another 21 female green turtles with satellite trackers, which will help us better understand the nesting patterns of green turtles at Raine Island. Ms Enoch said research will help analyse how last year’s work on sand dunes is improving the turtles’ nesting success. The Raine Island Recovery Project is a collaborative project involving James Cook University (JCU), rangers from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and Wuthathi and Kemerkemer Meriam Nation (Ugar, Mer, Erub) Traditional Owners.
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