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End of field work at Gnaraloo

Hello all GTCP friends!

As noted on the Gnaraloo Bay Turtle Thermometer, the GTCP monitoring period 2011/12 at Gnaraloo officially came to an end on 28 February 2012. Unfortunately this means that there will be no more Turtle Thermometers or Turtle Trivia Tuesdays posted on the Facebook page until next season. Although monitoring sea turtle nests on the Gnaraloo Bay Rookery has ended, the GTCP team is still working hard on other important aspects of the program.

On 2 March 2012, the team gave a presentation at the high school that Fiona Morgan, GIS Cartographer, attended from 2002 – 2006, South Fremantle Senior High School. The presentation was given to approximately 60 students and was unique to the other school presentations we have given so far this season because it was presented to students enrolled in the Marine Studies program. Thus, the information we presented was very relevant to their course of studies. A few more presentations are scheduled during March 2012 for schools in Walpole and Denmark.

Tomorrow, the GTCP team will leave Perth (which is where we have been for the past week) and head down to Karen Hattingh’s, Gnaraloo Environmental Advisor, office in Denmark to commence the final data analyses and editing on the draft final GTCP report for the season 2011/12. The team will stay on a rural property in Denmark whilst further working on the final report until the end of the program on 20 March 2012.

We hope everyone has enjoyed the updates, photos and videos that we have posted throughout the GTCP season 2011/12. While the posts will be less frequent during the off season, please still look out for updates on the program on its Facebook page. We would like to thank everyone for “liking” our page and for your continuous support of this great program!

The GTCP team 2011/12

GTCP team 2011/12

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