Satellite Tracking Project

Sea turtles spend very little time on land. While mostly adult females crawl up to the beaches only to lay their eggs, other individuals spend almost all their lives in the sea. Although we have a good amount of knowledge about their terrestrial lives, we hardly have enough data about their aquatic lives (such as their feeding or wintering areas). Gathering more information about life cycles of the sea turtles will undoubtedly enhance conservation efforts.

If you buy a satellite-tracking device that is worth about 7600€ or contribute to its purchase (with contributions of at least 760€), your name or the name of a person/institution of your choice will be given to the sea turtle bearing the tracking device. You will be able to follow the course of sea turtles bearing satellite-tracking devices on this page, and will see where they go, feed and/or spend their winter for about a year.

If you would like to buy and donate a satellite-tracking device or contribute to its purchase, please fill in the following form and send to:
contribute@ekad.org.tr

EKAD Contribution Form

To see the voyage of the adult Caretta caretta female on which we have attached a satellite transmitter in 2007 summer and monitor where she is at the moment, you may visit:
www.seaturtle.org.

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