The impetus for this project came from Barclays Bank
Until this project there was no information on the movement patterns of the nesting turtle populations on the developed islands of Mahe and Praslin, nor where they go to forage between nesting seasons. With the support of Barclays Bank, two turtles nesting on the beaches on the South of Mahe were fitted with satellite tracking tags that recorded their movement patterns and diving habits during the following months.
The fast-loc satellite tag used for Carol, photo Elke Talma.
Unfortunately, one of these was killed by a poacher off south Mahe on
Carol fitted with her satellite tag heads back to the sea, photo Gilberte Gendron.
So what is
In an earlier study five hawksbill turtles were satellite tracked from
On the 23rd of January
This long distance migration of over 2350 km was unexpected as was her destination, her foraging grounds off
So the question has to be raised is