Συλλόγου για την Προστασία της Θαλάσσιας Χελώνας, ΑΡΧΕΛΩΝ

 

Programmes

Turtle Telemetry

In 2002 ARCHELON initiated its first telemetry project. This was part of an EU co-funded LIFE-Nature project held by ETANAM, the management agency of Amvrakikos Bay.

Two forms of telemetry were employed; remote sensing, using Argos satellites and transmitters (Platform terminal transmitters' PTTs), and manual tracking involving identifying the turtles' position using radio receivers whilst in the vicinity of the turtle.

The PTTs send signals that are received by circumpolar orbiting Argos satellites. The satellites convert the messages into location fixes and store any extra data transmitted by the PTTs. This information is now automatically collected and managed by STAT, a free utility of seaturtle.org.

Under the current LIFE project ARCHELON are investigating the effectiveness of our rehabilitation actions by tracking the movements and behaviour of rehabilitated turtles and comparing their results with healthy turtles from nesting beaches and Amvrakikos Bay.

You can see the turtles' movements together with more details each individual animal by visiting the ARCHELON project site on seaturtle.org.

Through this site you can also adopt-a-turtle, which will help raise money for ARCHELON's conservation activities and also get the adopters name on the web-site.

Project map showing outline routes of turtles tracked under the current LIFE Project ?Reducing mortality of Caretta caretta in Greek seas".

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