PERHENTIAN TURTLE PROJECT
2023 WISH LIST
Diving fins allow us to move more effectively in water during our inwater population survey. We are able to photograph more individuals and better photos with the help of diving fins.
Headlamps are an important feature during night patrols. Sea turtles are sensitive to white light therefore, we are left with the option of red light to aid our movement in the dark.
As our staff and volunteer safety is our top priority, we are looking to top up a new life jacket for it to be used during in-water activity. Since our current life jacket is old and some of it is torn up, we think that having a new life jacket would be extremely needed for us to go through this new season.
Kayak is one of our most important things as it helps us to go to Teluk Pauh for in-water survey. We are looking to maintain the maintenance so that it can be used throughout the season.
This little brush can help us to shove off the sand on the nesting turtle facial scale to ensure it is visible during the photo-identification process. By having this, we can reduce the stress on nesting mothers (by not using our hands) and help us to accurately identify the turtle for our database.
To fly during surveys from the beach, in order to observe the number of turtles on a specific site, in addition to people in the water and the number of boats. This data will allow us to determine the effect of tourism on turtle behaviour.
Photogrammetry Camera Setup
This piece of equipment would allow us to further our research on sea turtles of Perhentian by measuring the size of the turtle from the surface of the water, rather than rely on nesting turtles only for measurements. Therefore we could more accurately estimate growth rates and life stages.
We are in need of rash vests branded with our logo, so tourists can observe our work.
This will allow us to monitor the dive profiles and behaviours of foraging turtles.
We are in great need of a reliable GPS Tracker to use during our snorkel surveys, this would allow us to pinpoint the location of our frequently sighted turtles, therefore we could create a distribution map for our sites. This will help provide evidence of frequent turtle feeding locations.