In an era where all seven species of sea turtles are tragically on the endangered species list – some with populations diminished by an alarming 98% – the call to arms for divers to protect these ocean ambassadors has never been more critical. Divers form a vital global network in preserving these remarkable species, participating in their identification and ongoing monitoring.
Our Sea Turtle Ecology and Monitoring Course provides an immersive journey into the world of sea turtles. Participants will gain a deep understanding of sea turtle ecology, explore the intricate challenges these majestic creatures face, and master the cutting-edge techniques used by conservation professionals worldwide.
Discover how to track and identify individual turtles within your local area, and importantly, learn how your efforts can substantially contribute to global conservation initiatives. This course doesn’t just offer knowledge; it equips you with the power to make a tangible difference in the fight for sea turtle survival. Embrace the opportunity to become part of the solution – join us in this crucial mission today.
This course was written and designed by Chad Scott
With contributions by Spencer Arnold, George Bevan, Eloiuse Haskin, Kirsty Magson, and Pau Urgell Plaza
Illustrations by Pau Urgell PLaza and Chad Scott
Copyright 2023, Conservation Diver Foundation
The development of this course was supported by Annika Lindkvist and Isabel Hansen