07 February 17
16 October 17
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A green and two hawksbill turtle hatchlings making their may to the ocean.
In February 2017, WWF-Australia worked with Apudthama Indigenous Rangers and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to attach satellite transmitters to ten hawksbill turtles on Milman Island. The satellites are used to gather data about where the turtles feed, which reefs they prefer, what paths they take, and what threats they’re facing, which allows WWF and its partners to protect them more effectively.
© WWF-Aus / Christine Hof