TURTLE RODEO

WHAT

IS IT?

Turtle rodeo, is a scientific sampling technique where a ranger captures a  turtle in the water, from a moving boat and brings it to the surface. 

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WHY

DO IT?

This technique is used to sample a greater range of the population of turtles. This is to produce a greater understanding of the population dynamics population composition and habitat utilization.

 

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HOW

WE DO IT

It is a difficult technique to master, and yo must have good balance an confidence. As the boat moves along the rangers jump from the boat onto the turtle and uses the momentum of the turtle to bring it to the surface

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Most of the turtles that are sampled during rodeo are small juveniles or sub-adults, with an average size of 49cm long by 45cm wide.