(The Gist of Science Reporter) Turtle Tracking Devices  [MARCH-2020]


(The Gist of Science Reporter) Turtle Tracking Devices

 [MARCH-2020]


Turtle Tracking Devices

  • All the marine turtles are well-known for their distant migration for breeding and feeding.
  • However, every year the population of turtles migrating to India Waters is decreasing.
  • A large number of breeding individuals die every year along the Indian coastline, and it has become a major concern.
  • To tackle this issue, turtle tracking or turtle tagging techniques have been used.
  • This technology uses satellite telemetry tags to protect sea turtles.
  • In this technique, a Platform Terminal Transmitter (PTT) is attached to the back of a sea turtle.

  • The PTT sends a signal to the satellite each time when the turtle surfaces for air.

  • The satellite re-transmits the data to a receiving station on earth.

  • In India the technique has been used in Chennai to make fishermen aware about the feeding grounds of turtles.

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