Satellites to track endangered turtle


Sometimes, we just don't know enough about a species in order to protect it. For instance, we know that the critically endangered hawksill tutle returns to the same beaches over and over again to lay its eggs, but we don't know all of its nesting sites, and we really know where the turtle goes through the rest of its life cycle.

Enter technology. Using satellite tracking technology, "Scientists at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are hoping to find out where the turtles go the rest of the year to aid conservation efforts," reports the BBC. "Visitors to ZSL's website will be able to monitor the progress of several turtles on their long journeys across the Indian Ocean."

Only a few turtles will be tagged to start, but this effort yield enough information to help protect the species before it completely disappears.

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