2009 marked the launch of Australia Zoo's Turtle Research Project. For the first time in Australia, we attached a satellite tracker to a rehabilitated turtle, to unlock the mystery of their journey back to the wild.
Using ground-breaking technology, we can now track rehabilitated turtles for 500 days; monitoring where they go, how far they journey, and how fast they travel. The new information is vital to the success of turtle rehabilitation programs worldwide.
The project is a collaborative effort from Australia Zoo, Australian Wildlife Hospital, Sirtrack, Queensland Governments Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the University of Queensland.
You can view the progress by selecting a turtle profile below.