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In-water sea turtle population study

by Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao Vetted since 2017 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study
In-water sea turtle population study

Summary

In January STCC found that half of the turtles that were captured during the annual in-water survey had tumors. Most likely these are related to fybropapillomatosis. This herpes related disease is found worldwide, but the sudden high prevalence is reason for concern. We need to conduct additional research to get a better understanding of the spread and severity of the disease. But we we don't have sufficient funding.

$50,000
total goal
$49,355
remaining
7
donors
0
monthly donors
6
months

Challenge

The problem is that after 2 years of no sick animals in the study now half show external tumors. This only seems to be the case on the North shore, but we have insufficient data.

Solution

We will doe research in 9 locations so we have a better understanding of the populations and the differences between locations

Long-Term Impact

This study will be the baseline info for al the following years to come

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.seaturtleconservationcuracao.org

Organization Information

Friends of Sea Turtle Conservation Curacao

Location: Willemstad, Curacao - Curaçao
Website: http:/​/​www.seaturtleconservationcuracao.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Sabine Berendse
Willemstad, Curacao Curaçao

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