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Sea Turtles - Drone Footage in Great Barrier Reef 2020

Added: 14 Jun 2020 Contributor: Sharon Hogan Resource type: Audio / Video / Reference

In 2020, researchers have used drones and a stripe of white paint on the back of adult turtles, to estimate the numbers of sea turtles nesting in an island off Australia. This video shows some of that footage.

How it maps to the curriculum

SESE Science

Strand: Living Things

Strand unit: Plants and Animals

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop some awareness of plants and animals from wider environments

Suggestions for use: Watch this video to see exciting current research into protecting the endangered Sea Turtles. Ask children questions afterwards to test their understanding, or ask them to tell you in their own words what they saw or read whilst watching.

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