Research, conservation and educational activities of the Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU), Universiti Putra Malaysia Terengganu
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The Sea Turtle Research Unit of University Putra Malaysia Terengganu (UPMT) was established in 1984, when research on sea turtles was first initiated in the University. Among the various research activities that have been conducted by the Unit, turtle tagging and nesting biology, research on hatchery and sex ratio, inter-nesting movements and behaviour, long distance migration and student research are included. Results from the satellite tracking study on long distance migration have reinforced the urgent need for regional cooperation among the ASEAN nations. The conservation and educational activities included the in-situ incubation of green and hawksbill turtle eggs. The public outreach programmes include the likes of 'Adopt a nest', 'Adopt a turtle', 'Volunteer Programme' and 'Turtle Camps'.