Turtles in the Great Barrier Reef researchers movies, thousands of turtles nest on Australia Over 60’000 of Green sea turtles, researchers counted on the world’s largest nesting ground for the animals. The are more than previously thought.0 KommentareDie endangered animals, in addition to swimming for several years in the open ocean and return for the Nest is always your birthplace.Video: Tamedia

at Least 64’000 of the endangered Green sea at the end of last year on were turtles, and Raine Island, spotted in the Great Barrier Reef. The government of Queensland, Australia, at the beginning of June informed.

in December 2019-recorded drones of the material comes from scientists working on the “Raine Island Recovery Project”. They were thus the Green sea turtles gathered on Raine Island – the world’s largest nesting site for these animals.

The lead researcher, Dr. Andrew Dunstan said that aerial photographs had been together with the use of non-toxic paint to mark the turtles, the most efficient survey method for the counting of the turtles. Earlier methods, such as the observation of boats, led to inaccuracies.

“When we compared the drone counts with the observers counting, we realized that we had underestimated the Numbers in the past, the factor of 1.73,” said Richard Fitzpatrick, a researcher of the Biopixel Oceans Foundation. The total number for 2019 has the largest Population of Green sea turtles since the beginning of the “Raine Island Recovery Project”.

A sea turtle begins at the age of 25 and 35 years, to lay eggs. Every three to seven years and lays around 600 eggs. Of 1000 hatching Lingen, only one turtle reaches sexual maturity.


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