Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation

Muralidharan. M and Kartik Shanker

Sea turtles inhabit the land and the sea and connect the shallow nearshore waters to the open oceans, temperate and the warm tropical waters. They migrate across ocean basins and through several thousands of years, they have connected us ecologically and culturally to the sea. Sea turtles inhabit world of coral reefs, seagrass meadows, open seas and sandy beaches and share this world with the people, living and working on the coast or at sea; of fishing cultures and livelihoods.

The sea turtle programme at Dakshin focuses on monitoring index nesting and foraging sites for olive ridleys, leatherbacks and green turtles in Odisha, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands, while working with a network of partners on the coast of India to disseminate information and conduct outreach programmes about these species.

For detailed information on our current projects, please check the project pages below:

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