The Mystery of the Gnaraloo Sea Turtles: For the first time, scientists are satellite tracking loggerhead sea turtles. Their results will shed light on these fascinating creatures’ mysterious migration routes.
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“As adults they’ll make migrations of hundreds maybe even thousands of kilometres, so it’s a real mystery trying to unravel that life cycle”, says conservationist Dr. Jordan Thompson. But they do know where the loggerheads lay their eggs – at Gnaraloo, a remote stretch of sand in western Australia. There, a dedicated team of scientists are attaching satellite trackers to nesting females and tracking them across the ocean, fuelling understanding and conservation efforts.
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