Adhith Swaminathan

Senior Research Assistant – Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme,

Base Manager – Andaman Nicobar Environment Team

Qualifications: M.Sc. Marine Environmental Management, University of York, UK, 2009.

B.Sc. Visual Communication, Madras University, Chennai, 2007.

Email: adhith.me@gmail.com

Profile:

I have been fascinated by the marine environment, sea turtles in particular, since the age of 10. Since completing my masters, I have been working with Dakshin as a part of the Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring programme. My first project with Dakshin, I worked as a researcher in Rushikulya, Orissa, India conducting mass nesting census over two consecutive nesting seasons from 2008-2010. Since 2010, I have been working on a leatherback sea turtle monitoring project based in Little Andaman of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The project, which was initiated in 2008 to study the nesting recovery of the leatherback turtles post the tsunami and earthquake of 2004, has evolved in to a long-term monitoring programme.

Other Positions:

Trustee: Students’ Sea Turtle Conservation Network

Editorial Assistant: Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter

Country Member: Marine Turtle Specialist Group: IUCN Species Specialist Commission

Projects: 

Monitoring and conservation of leatherback turtles and their habitats in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Publications:

Pseudonesting Behaviour By The Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys Olivacea (Eschscholtz, 1829) During Mass Nesting At Rushikulya, Orissa, India.

Post-Tsunami Status Of Leatherback Turtles On Little Andaman Island

A Compilation Of Data From Satish Bhaskar’s Sea Turtle Surveys Of The Andaman And Nicobar Islands

Post-Nesting Migratory Routes Of Leatherback Turtles From Little Andaman Island

Interesting Observations On Sea Turtles From The Chennai Coast Of India In 2016

Current Status And Distribution Of Threatened Leatherback Turtles And Their Nesting Beaches In The Nicobar Group Of Islands

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