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Home» Feature Stories» 18 September 2016

Turtle tracking on Masirah Island in Oman 18 Sep 2016

Photo c/o The Times of Oman Seven adult female loggerhead turtles have been satellite tagged on Masirah Island in an effort to better understand their movements and lifespan. Launched as part of an initiative to study the nesting and foraging habitats of the critically endangered North West Indian Ocean loggerhead sub-population, the satellite tags will provide important data on the turtlesí movement and behaviour and their inter-nesting and post nesting habitats.

The project is a collaborative effort between Oman's Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA), two United States' government agencies, and various non-governmental organisations based in Oman.

Click to read the full story as reported by The Times of Oman on 18 September 2016. 


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