SOS Tartarugas works in Cape Verde protecting nesting loggerheads turtles (Caretta caretta) and their habitat. Cape Verde is the third most important nesting area for loggerheads in the world. Turtles are at risk from hunting for meat, stealing of eggs, removal of sand for building and unregulated tourism development. Our email is
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Tiny turtles tagged

By customising tiny 9gm tags usually used for birds, scientists have been able to track a group of 4-6 month old turtles.  The turtles were released in Palm Beach.  Prof Wyneken of Florida Atlantic University said "The turtles varied a lot in their movements, more so than we expected.  They're likely doing much more than just paddling straight to the deep water and riding the current."

Now if we could only raise £32,000 we could tag one of our own little loggerheads!

Read the full story here.

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