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Satellite Tagged Turtle - Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program
Satellite Tagged Turtle - Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program
Receiving you loud and clear

Not so long ago, we in the GTCP Season 2017/18 were afforded an exciting opportunity. We were given the opportunity to work in collaboration with a turtle satellite tagging program.…

Sea Turtle Flipper Tagging
TAG. You’re it!

Something about being a benchmark is incredibly noteworthy. Whether you are spearheading a new campaign, or in our case a new protocol, being the first feels invigorating. We are in…

Gnaraloo Dark Sky
First Night Survey

The time had finally come for us to start Night Survey. We had had seen quite a bit of activity on the beach during our Day Survey, and I couldn’t…

Sea Turtle Tracks
The first time’s the charm

The first nine days of surveys started with the same routine: wake up, eat breakfast, avoid kangaroos along the drive to Gnaraloo Bay, survey the beach and return home, all…

Gnaraloo Emus
Let There Be Spring

Springtime lives in all of our hearts as the time of year when all of the females swoon over baby animals and men tense up their muscles and say things…

GTCP Program Assistant
First sea turtle nesting survey of the season

It’s November 1st, which means that today is our first day of sea turtle nesting survey! After two weeks of training, the whole team was excited to start the season…

Feral Training
APMS Training Field Diary

Gnaraloo feral animal control started at Gnaraloo in 2009, when a calculated 1,100 foxes were predating our sea turtle hatchlings and other native species. Karen Hattingh (GTCP Project Manager), Paul…

Project Vehicle
4WD Training Field Diary

PART 1 Day four on the project saw us starting our four-wheel drive (4WD) training. None of the roads around Gnaraloo Station are sealed and much of the beach we…

Turtle Track Indentification Training
Trial survey at the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery

Our third day at Gnaraloo began early in the morning. By 05:45, everyone was already at the truck fully prepared for a day in the field, complete with closed-toe shoes,…

Team Jump
First few days in Gnaraloo

Our first few days here in Gnaraloo have been exciting, long, hectic, interesting, intense and full of laughs. In the breaks of our training program, we have been busy settling…

Whitlock Island Station Carnarvon
Journey North up into “Roo Country”

Before leaving for Australia, I didn’t really think too much about how long it would take to travel to Gnaraloo. Don’t get me wrong, I knew that the station was…

Gnaraloo Sunset
The road to Gnaraloo

Maybe I should have asked more questions before I arrived here. The entirety of my last week in America was blasted with questions about what kind of experiences I would…

Tessa
Tessa Concannon, Scientific Intern GTCP Season 2017/18

Hello my name is Tessa Concannon and I am from Adelaide, South Australia. From a young age I have had a passion for animals, wildlife and the environment. In 2014…

Heather
Heather Shipp, Scientific Intern GTCP Season 2017/18

Hi, my name is Heather Shipp and I am from Utah, USA. In May 2016, I graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science. I first…

Tess
Tess DeSerisy, Scientific Intern GTCP Season 2017/18

Hi! My name is Tess DeSerisy and I recently received my undergraduate degree in Marine Science from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida USA. I fell in love with sea…

Megan
Megan Soulsby, Scientific Intern GTCP Season 2017/18

My name is Megan Soulsby and I am originally from a small town called Caerphilly in South Wales. I fell in love with wildlife and the outdoors from a young…

Karen, Alistair And Simone
Meeting the GTCP Project Manager

Today we went to meet Karen Hattingh, the GTCP Project Manager. She gave us an overview on the history of the program, which is now in its 10th season. It…

Simone
Simone Bosshard, Program Assistant GTCP Season 2017/18

My name is Simone Bosshard, and I will be the Program Assistant for the season 2017/18 of the Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program (GTCP). I am thrilled to have been given…

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