A couple of articles by my pal in North Carolina, Catherine McClellan! I mentioned her work earlier and the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory.
Premilinary data, lots of pictures, satellite tracking maps and even video illustrate the articles in Field Trip Earth's Atlantic Sea Turtles section. It is written in a conversational style and easy for young students to read. A Singaporean has apparently written in to ask questions.
"I have learned that the green turtles I've been tracking like very specific, very shallow locations and do not move great distances. This is important information, as it will help me learn how these animals get caught accidentally in commercial fishing gear. The other thing I've discovered is that these turtles grow a lot in the summer--so much so that their transmitters keep falling off!"
I introduced her work at the last IOSEA International Year of the Turtle Singapore meeting and maybe I can put together something more coherent for them apart from my single blog entry - but the little that I showed them sure caught their attention!
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