Protecting the Future of Florida’s Sea Turtles

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Due to rising sea levels, the sea turtles in the Florida Keys are in danger of losing their natal beaches.

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But not if Dr. Kristen Hart and her team of researchers have anything to do with it. Her team literally works around the clock to monitor these reptiles in the hopes of saving the species and their natural habitat.

Each turtle that is caught is tagged, measured, and sampled for genetics, isotopes, and diet.

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Satellite and acoustic telemetry techniques are used to determine daily location and movement patterns for tagged turtles, to calculate home ranges and core use areas

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