Satellite tracking identifies Atlantic Ocean risk zones for leatherback turtles

The last large populations of the leatherback turtle are at risk because their migratory routes in the Atlantic Ocean clash with the locations of industrial fisheries, a new study shows.

Press-News.org reports that an international research study, jointly led by Dr Matthew Witt of the University of Exeter and Dr Sabrina Fossette of Swansea University, found that urgent international efforts are needed to protect leatherback turtles. Data from satellite transmitters attached to the turtles to track their movements across the Atlantic Ocean has identified Atlantic Ocean risk zones for these iconic species. Read more


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Softpedia, Wildlife Extra and Scoop (New Zealand) report on research on satellite tracking of leatherback turtles, which involved Dr Sabrina Fossett, formerly of Swansea University:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Researchers-Use-Satellite-Transmitters-to-Stalk-Leatherback-Turtles-427847.shtml
http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/turtles-clash.html#cr
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1402/S00244/tracking-identifies-risk-zones-for-leatherback-turtle.htm