Ranger scanning for a PIT tag beneath the skin of a leatherback turtle, Kamiali, Lae, Papua New Guinea.
PIT tags are used to identify individual turtles. They are embedded beneath the surface of the skin and integated suing a scanner. The Huon Coast of Papua New Guinea has a number of important nesting beaches for the endangered leatherback turtle. At Kamiali, a community-based conservation project has been set up to halt the predation of eggs in nests on the beaches.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download