Sonia Morrone

Sonia Morrone

Sep 07, 2015

Group 6 Copy 86
2
Please wait...

About This Project

The Chocoan River Turtle, a freshwater species, has limited populations along the Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuador and is listed as near threatened and little is known about it. Despite being previously thought of as a freshwater, herbivorous species, it has recently been seen on land feeding on the carrion of a mammal. Biologging tags will be used as a hands-off technique to give insight into the daily activities and nesting habits of this interesting turtle on Isla Palma, Colombia.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Does fracking contaminate water with hormone disrupting chemicals?

One of the greatest joys for those who want to start a family is to be pregnant and have a healthy baby...

Eating tough stuff with floppy jaws - how do freshwater rays eat crabs, insects, and mollusks?

I'm interested in how stingrays, with jaws made of cartilage, consume tough or stiff prey like insects, crabs...

Backer Badge Funded