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The voyage of the “oceanographer turtles’’

MARÍA PÉREZ ÁVILA

The project “Oceanographer Turtles”, involving the release of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) fitted with satellite tags into Balearic Island waters, is an attempt at developing science-based techniques to mitigate the risks faced by these seagoing creatures. Led by the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (ICTS SOCIB), “Oceanographer Turtles” receives funding under the BBVA Foundation Grants for Scientific Research Teams in the Ecology and Conservation Biology area.