IHAGGAN, "the sea turtle" in the local Chamorro language, posts articles of relevance to sea turtle conservation in the Mariana Islands (CNMI and Guam) in particular and to Micronesia and the Western Pacific in general.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Satellite tags are to be provided to the CNMI STP by NOAA's Pacific Island Regional Office. The tags will be fastened to nesting turtles toward the end of the nesting season to track where 'our' turtles go after visiting the islands. Saipan will certainly have one or two tagged turtles and we will further try to tag one turtle on Rota or Saipan. Guam will also be receiving tags.