A project of Sea Turtle Foundation in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
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This project will track for the first time the post nesting migration of hawksbill sea turtles from Milman Island,far northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia.The project is designed to gather an understanding of the range of movement, migration routes, habitat use and behaviour – information critical to effectively manage the population.
Milman Island is an uninhabited coral cay situated in the northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. It lies 30km offshore from the mainland and is approximately 70km south east of Thursday Island in the Torres Strait and 200km south of the Papua New Guinean mainland.
This tracking project is being conducted by Sea Turtle Foundation as a collaborating partner with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) north Queensland turtle monitoring program. Funding for the satellite tracker and tracking time has been generously provided by the Sydney Aquarium Conservation Fund (www.sacf.org.au)
Logistical and financial support for the Milman Island Hawksbill Turtle Nesting Study has been kindly provided by Cape York Sustainable Futures, Project Aware and SeaSwift Shipping.