Tracking offshore migrations

Satellite tracking data is coming in for the 3 hawksbill sea turtles that received Platform Terminal Transmitters just over a month ago on Long Island, Antigua. The transmitters have 2 “saltwater switches” that, when exposed to air as the turtle surfaces to breathe, trigger the transmission of its location and stored sensor data (temperature, depth). So far we have been tracking […]

By | 2017-12-01T14:01:52+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: Endangered species, migration, Turtles|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Satellite tracking sea turtles

This month we are planning to deploy 3 satellite tracking devices onto 3 hawksbill females. These are known as Platform Terminal Transmitters (PTTs). They provide information on the offshore movements of sea turtles that are otherwise near impossible to study. Roughly 10 years ago, the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project(JBHP) deployed 3 PTTs, so it will be interesting to revisit the research in […]

By | 2016-08-09T21:49:55+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Categories: Endangered species, herpetology, Turtles|Tags: , , , |0 Comments