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Movement and migration routes of green turtles nesting on Egypt's Red Sea Coast

A project of Indiana U SE (USA)/WGNP (Egypt) in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Fahd Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252011-08-26397
Nada Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252011-02-17207
Sallam Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252011-04-12261
Zabaragad Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252012-05-06651

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The purpose of this project is to study the movement and migration routes of green turtles nesting on Egypt's Red Sea Coast. We hope to identify migration routes of nesting females, seasonal feeding grounds, and the relationship between environmental conditions and movement patterns. Sea turtles are an important component of the Red Sea ecosystem and are one of the main attractions in the Red Sea for scuba divers and snorkelers. This project is a collaboration between Indiana University Southeast, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, and Wadi Gemal National Park. The principal investigators for this research are Omar Attum, Beth Boesche-Taylor, and Tamer Mahmoud. It is forbidden to publish or use this data without the explicit written consent of the above stated individuals.

  • The presentation of data here does not constitute publication. All data remain copyright of the project partners. Maps or data on this website may not be used or referenced without explicit written consent.
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