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New multisensory devices to monitor sea turtles in Galapagos

02Sep

The Charles Darwin Foundation installed a multisensory device in the shell of a female sea turtle that was nesting on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos.

With this device you can know the exact location of each nesting that the turtle performs, on its behavior and how long they circulate on the surface. The device has several integrated sensors, including a camera, a GPS and a hydrophone.

The Charles Darwin Foundation has informed that threats to sea turtle species persist despite the protection provided by the Galapagos Marine Reserve, which one of the most worrisome threats is the interaction with fisheries and the impact of vessels in their habitat.

In the Archipelago there have already been cases of turtles affected by vessels, both in feeding and nesting sites.

The data collected by the sensor will be used to estimate the levels of risk that turtles run, in this way conservation strategies will be designed, where a negative impact for the species due to marine traffic will be avoided.

Therefore, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge aims to contribute to the conservation of species and natural areas on the islands. For us it is extremely important to raise awareness in our guests about all the efforts made to maintain biodiversity and balance in this natural paradise. If you are looking for a hotel in Galapagos that connects you directly with nature, Casa Natura Galapagos Lodge is the ideal place for you! Write us at ecolodge@casanaturahotel.com to book your stay and tours in the best hotel in Galapagos.

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