David Robinson, the Burj Al Arab Assistant
Aquarium Operations Manager and member of the Dubai Turtle
Rehabilitation Project team, travelled to Indonesia last month to
help Yayasan Pulau Banyak, a local sea turtle conservation
project, train staff in satellite tagging protocol and to assist
them in the tagging of two sea turtles.
Located on the remote island of Pulau Bangkaru,
the small community run project helps to research and protect the
local sea turtle population.
During last monthís annual sea turtle
festival, the project successfully raised funds for two satellite
tags and called in the help of the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation
Project to assist with tagging and staff training.
Both turtles were successfully released bearing
the first satellite tags to be deployed in western Indonesia and
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