Sea Turtle Restoration Program

Latest update July 29, 2017 Started on July 29, 2017
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We will attach satellite device on sea turtle to study their migration and foraging habitat. Through getting scientific information our chance to save the marine megafauna will be more in future and develop protected areas.

July 29, 2017
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Sea Turtle nest enclosure at St. Martin Island, Shilbaniargula, sea turtle nesting reserve. I am monitoring the nesting here since 1996.

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Day nesting olive ridley turtle at St. Martin Island, Bangladesh

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Coral Habitat monitoring at St. Martin Island, to see sea grass bed and coral health as part of sea turtle foraging habitat.

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Preparation

Monitoring sea turtle nesting beach at South Central Coast, Bangladesh

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Exploring sea turtle nesting beach at Putney Island, Sundarban, Bangladesh

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Exploring nesting beach at Egg Island, Sundarban

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Exploring Fatrar Char (Beach) for sea turtle and marine megafauna habitat....coming soon.

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Sea turtle baby's heading to sea, Sea Turtle Program-Bangladesh by Marinelife Alliance

Olive ridley hatchlings release from Marinelife Alliance sea turtle center, at Pechardwip, Cox Bazar, Bangladesh.

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In The Field

Thousands of olive ridley sea turtle baby heading to sea ...shilkhali, teknaf beach along Marine drive...

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RED Crab at Sonadia Island....

Red Crab on Sonadia Island, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

Red Crab on the pristine shore of Sonadia Island, mudflat rich in tropical nutrients, numerous invertebrates, paradise for shorebirds....adjacent sandy beaches are critical for sea turtle nesting....but will it stay like this !!! in future Bangladesh Government is planning to establish a deep sea port in the whole area .....we need international support to convince Bangladesh Government to stop such destructive decision.

Posted by Zahirul Islam on Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Expedition Background

Sea Turtle Program_Bangladesh, a program of Marinelife Alliance research organization conducting sea turtle monitoring and restoration along entire Bangladesh coast and in marine areas. Program involved greatly local community, scientist and government to protect these magnificent marine megafauna group along with other species like cetaceans and sharks, coral and total marinelife. Program involved many activities like nest protection, scientific research on foraging, awareness campaign, training, school education, beach protection, mitigation, bycatch reduction trough offshore fishermen activity ad migration study by satellite tracking. This is ongoing program and already we have attached 27 satellite tags on olive ridley and green turtle. In coming winter we will fix more satellite tags on sea turtle at cox Bazar beach.

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