The problem of attaching satellite tags to flatback turtles with their waxy carapace that defies adhesives was first tackled in Australia using a harness to carry the tag (Sperling and Guinea 2004). These original harnesses were hand made and hand sown and were individually fitted to the turtles. They proved most effective for their purpose which was to track nesting females during their internesting period of about 14 days (Guinea et al. 2006). They were to be removed from the turtles on the next nesting attempt and attached to new individuals to record their internesting locations.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Third Australian Marine Turtle Symposium|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Third Australian Marine Turtle Symposium - Territory Wildlife Park, Darwin, Australia|
Duration: 22 Aug 2016 → 24 Aug 2016
|Conference||Third Australian Marine Turtle Symposium|
|Period||22/08/16 → 24/08/16|