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Tracking turtles to inform conservation

Oct 4, 2018

Brendan Godley, of University of Exeter has been tracking turtles using the ARGOS system for 20 years and has been involved in collaborative projects that have tagged over 500 hundred animals across the world. This has led to fundamental and applied insights for the populations in question but also provided a number of lessons that are useful to the wider animal tracking community. At the European User Conference on Argos Wildlife, Brendan Godley will elaborate on a number of case studies, in order to highlight the progress that has been made and how the true dividends of such work are still to be gained.



Dr Brendan Godley

 I am a conservation scientist with wide ranging interests in biodiversity conservation. My research largely focuses on the study of marine vertebrates (turtles, mammals, birds and sharks). In the last few years, I have spent ever more efforts on interdisciplinary approaches to conservation research, including focussing on the issue of microplastics in our oceans. I am a member of the Ecology and Conservation research group.




Key Figures


20 years using the Argos system

500 animals tagged worldwide


Useful links

Brendan Godley profile

Sea Turtles publications 


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