OLIVE RIDLEY SEA TURTLE SATELLITE TRACKING
In partnership with Western Connecticut State University, University of Guadalajara, and Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Atlantic Marine Conservation Society “AMSEAS” was part of a team looking at the post-nesting movement of olive ridley sea turtles on two nesting beaches in Mexico. Continuing work that began in 2008, AMSEAS founder and chief scientist Rob DiGiovanni traveled to Mexico in fall 2018 to attach satellite tags to nesting female sea turtles. This work is important to understand where these animals travel and how they live in the environment. This data can be used by local government officials to protect olive ridley sea turtles and their critical habitats. During this trip, DiGiovanni and his colleagues also worked with local conservation biologists to enhance the research efforts they are already undertaking.