Tracking Turtles in the Turks and Caicos Islands
Our Turks and Caicos Islands Project is carrying out research in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) to find out how best to protect these beautiful animals. This work includes cutting-edge satellite tracking of green and hawksbill turtles allowing us to follow their lives at sea.
By signing up to this project, you can take part in scientific discovery as it happens.
Since 2009 we have attached satellite transmitters to 22 green and hawksbill turtles. Suzie, an adult green turtle, was the first turtle to be tagged by the project, and surprised everyone by taking an incredible 6,000 km round trip over nine months before her transmitter stopped sending us data - read her story here.
Since 2011 we have focussed on tracking sub-adult ("teenage") green turtles. We have attached tags to 16 teenage turtles, and we are tracking some of these animals now. So please sign up to follow these turtles and join us on a voyage of discovery - happy tracking!
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Adopt today from £31, or £3 per month for one year's adoption. Your support will help us secure a safer future for endangered marine turtles by protecting them and the ocean world they live in.
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