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Tags help recovery

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, May 10, 2014

TURTLE tagging is a central activity in the recovery plan of sea turtle populations.

WWF South Pacific marine species co-ordinator Laitia Tamata said tagging took two forms — satellite and flipper tagging.

Mr Tamata said for satellite tagging, it showed which country turtles came from, their migratory route and why they were headed a certain way.

"The accumulation of data from satellite tagging will then inform us on why they are choosing a particular destination, particularly for foraging grounds that will give hot spots for conservation," he said.

"We've done this with the maps produced in 2010 which I presented in New Orleans.

"On the other hand, for flipper tagging, the most important information we are able to capture is the growth rate of the turtle is recorded — species of turtle, carapace length, width and the tag number, and place it was released."





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