Revolutionising Turtle Health on the Reef

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

29 Sep 2019 to 5 Oct 2019

Human activities are putting sea turtles in danger. Work with Earthwatch Scientists to assess sea turtle health and collect crucial data to support better management strategies to conserve these wondrous creatures.

Australia is home to six of the world’s seven marine turtle species including green, hawksbill, leatherback, loggerhead, olive ridley, and the flatback turtle. Green sea turtles are internationally listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Even though green turtles are the most abundant in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and are protected inside this World Heritage Area, they are still greatly impacted by pollution, mining and tourism.

Assessing the health of wild animal populations has proven challenging for many marine species; and without information on the ability of a population to survive and produce offspring, management plans and actions to protect populations at risk are hindered.

Earthwatch scientists are testing a novel, minimally-invasive, user-friendly method to assess the health of turtles in the wild, where more specific technical equipment is not yet available.

During the week, you will not only learn everything about green sea turtle biology, conservation, and health issues, but you will experience first-hand what you can do to protect this endangered species.


From AU$2795.00

This cost covers all meals, accommodation, transport during the trip via land and sea, research equipment and insurance for the duration of the expedition. Does not include airfares

Event Times

29 Sep 2019 to 5 Oct 2019

Once Only Event



Bowen, 4805

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