In addition to volunteers helping us with our daily operations, we are always looking for collaborations with researchers and research students to expand our research portfolio.


If you are looking for a project, topic for your dissertation or would like an on-the-ground partner to aid in sea turtle research within the region, we can help!


Here are a few potential areas of research we would like to collaborate on:

  • Genetic analysis of hatchlings to determine sex ratios and establishing multiple paternal sources 

  • Satellite or GPS tracking of nesting green turtle migrations within and without the Perhentian Islands during the intra- and internesting season

  • Determining the relationship between the abundance of seagrass and green turtles

  • Genetic analysis of the foraging green turtle population to determine their natal origins

  • Concurrently conducting photogrammetry and histological sampling on individuals of the foraging green turtle population to determine their sizes and estimated age, and thus estimate age and size at maturity of the population




Nick was a graduate student with the Sea Turtle Research unit at the University Malaysia Terengganu. His research project aims to better understand the influence of hatchery management on the fitness and sex-ratios of hatchlings. His preliminary results show that the majority of nests incubated at Tiga Ruang produced mainly females.


For her Ocean Science and Marine Conservation degree dissertation, Paige investigated the correlation between the Tiga Ruang beach characteristics and the Green Turtle nest locations.


Inspired by a past or current project? Interested in one of topics above? Or have a different proposal in mind? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the form below or by emailing us at

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