Biomark Webinar Series – Sea Turtle Tagging Database
Have you ever wanted to know more about Sea Turtles and how marine biologists keep track of their movements?
Join Sarah Hoffman and Chris Beasley of Biomark and Sarah E Hirsch and Justin R Perrault of Loggerhead Marine, Florida for Biomark’s Webinar Series ‘Sea Turtle Tagging Database’ this Wednesday May 20 from 2 – 3 p.m.
To register online, click here.
The ability to identify and track individual marine turtles over many seasons and throughout their life provides a wealth of knowledge about biology, behavior, and movement. Passive Integrative Transponder (PIT) tags are a reliable, life-long, and minimally intrusive technique to identify and track individuals. Given the cost efficiency of PIT tags, in comparison to other tagging technology, they are an attractive solution to increase sample sizes. Despite their proven utility and longevity, there is limited infrastructure for tag data sharing and collaboration. Thus, re-sighting data (and the meristic and morphometric data that are typically paired to it) may not be currently leveraged to their full potential.
The Biomark Biological Services division is building an open-access, centralized database to streamline the sharing of marine turtle tag data in support of sea turtle conservation efforts.
For more information, visit https://www.biomark.com/news/post/sea-turtle-tagging-database.
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