FAU Researcher Leads First-ever Project to Track Neonate Flatback Turtles in Australia Using Satellite Technology

FAU Researcher Leads First-ever Project to Track Neonate Flatback Turtles in Australia Using Satellite Technology

FAU Researcher Leads First-ever Project to Track Neonate Flatback Turtles in Australia Using Satellite Technology

BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 27, 2015) – Scientists from Florida Atlantic University, the Department of Parks and Wildlife and James Cook University in Australia, have partnered on a project to track for the first time the whereabouts of neonate flatback sea turtles to identify important developmental habitat for these animals and determine what factors might influence their habitat preferences. Flatback sea turtles only nest in Australia and are predominantly found in Australian waters. Very little is known about where they go once they enter the sea as hatchlings to when they appear as large juveniles or adults in nearshore waters.

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