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Saving turtles with Fitbits


Researchers from Murdoch University are using Fitbit-like technology to monitor the activity of flatback turtles to inform better conservation management practices.

Flatbacks turtles are a much-loved Australian species, but they are considered vulnerable and poorly understood.

PhD candidate at Murdoch University’s Harry Butler Institute, Jenna Hounslow is leading research to understand the foraging behaviour of flatback turtles in Roebuck Bay – located near Broome, Western Australia – to better manage and conserve the populations. MORE

Header image: Murdoch University.