15 Jun Turtles, the University of Turin and new technologies
It is not the first time that turtles have been dealt with. In fact, in 2004, the Life Tartanet project created a network, thanks to which the exchange of data and the creation of a shared national database laid the foundations for the study of various skills. Life Conceptu Maris project, with the help of the University of Turin, is now pursued these skills.
Researchers at the University were the first to use circular hooks, making it easier to extract the hook from the turtles’ mouths. They have also better studied their nesting and can now focus on the impact that commercial shipping has on this species.
From Life Tartanet to Life Conceptu Maris, of which Triton Research is the manager, the University of Turin is contributing more and more to the research and study of turtles, providing all their expertise and experience in this field. The Turin researchers are mainly located in the area from Ancona to Patras and they do this by collaborating with Gaia Research and Grimaldi Lines.
In addition to new hooks and research methods, they have also developed an app that you can easily download to your phone, SEAWatcher.
The app was created to allow citizens to report sightings of cetaceans and turtles, but also of litter, invasive species or species of conservation interest.
If you want to learn more about the project, visit the website LIFE CONCEPTU MARIS
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