Turtle Tracking

FOLLOW TALAY'S JOURNEY!

Talay is a green sea turtle aged between 15-20 years old, who was rescued after having swallowed a fishing line and other plastics in the sea. 

We're tracking Talay to help provide a better understanding of the migration and feeding patterns of the under-researched juvenile green sea turtle.

Name Species Life Stage Release Date Last Location*
Talay Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)
15-20 16.06.2021 21.06.2021

*Location is updated periodically (typically once a month).

FROM 2019 TO 2020, WE FOLLOWED TUBA THE TURTLE ON HER JOURNEY THROUGH THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Sea turtles cover extraordinary distances as they journey between their nesting and feeding grounds and migrate to warmer waters for the winter. Tracking their progress across the Mediterranean Sea with a GPS transmitter provides vital information about their feeding sites and migration routes which helps to safeguard their habitats.

We tracked ‘Tuba’, a 25 year old turtle who was recently rescued from the sea after seriously injuring her shell. Once back to full health, she took to the waters of the Mediterranean and we followed her maritime journey. 

Over 4.5 million people from across the globe followed Tuba on her 10,000 kilometre journey. You can see Tuba’s journey on the map.

Name Species Life Stage Release Date Last Location*
Tuba Loggerhead 25-30 28.08.2019 16.05.2021

*Location is updated periodically (typically once a month).

As part of the TUI Turtle Aid programme to protect one million sea turtles worldwide, the TUI Care Foundation works with DEKAMER, a sea turtle research, rescue and rehabilitation centre in Turkey. We use satellite transmitters to learn about the migration routes of turtles and where they search for food.

FOLLOW
TALAY!

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