Scientists Track Mysterious Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf

Published 29 Jun 2018, 16:30 BST
Scientists Track Mysterious Green Sea Turtles in the Persian Gulf

Green turtles in the Middle East are one of the world’s least understood turtle populations so nn international team of researchers is rounding up dozens of turtles, to learn more about their migration routes and locations of nesting beaches.

The researchers are checking the turtles’ health, taking measurements and tracking devices are attached to the turtles’ shells, so that data can be collected later. The data will help conservationists know where more resources are needed to help protect the endangered species. Green turtles experience damaging pollution and dangerous boat traffic, and some countries in the region currently lack measures to protect the turtles.

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