In-Water Monitoring

Published: 19 August 2015
Last edited: 23 February 2017
Consistent use of tangle-nets, visual surveys, and hand captures provide valuable insights to hawksbill turtle biology, life history, residency times, growth rates, and dietary requirements of hawksbill turtles, as well as connectivity between nesting and foraging areas.


Collection of baseline and monitoring data and knowledge
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

• Ability to work with local partners to secure transportation for cruises. • Advanced geo-positioning technology and field scientific equipment has enabled more sophisticated research.

Lessons learned

• Challenges associated with reconciling U.S. organizational policies regarding accounting procedures and insurance requirements with on-the-ground logistics and the provision of services to facilitate in-water monitoring.