The slip-on harness improves satellite tag deployment on nesting flatbacks

Andrew Raith, Michael Guinea, Samantha Walker, Ella-Monique Mason

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third Australian Marine Turtle Symposium
PublisherAusTurtle Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-6484020-1-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-6484020-0-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThird Australian Marine Turtle Symposium - Territory Wildlife Park, Darwin, Australia
Duration: 22 Aug 201624 Aug 2016


ConferenceThird Australian Marine Turtle Symposium


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