1/6 #SeaTurtleTalks🐢Have you seen #seaturtles in the water? @iseaturtle is a #CitizenScience app that allows you to participate in #seaturtle research/conservation! Follow this🧵to learn more about this initiative with @icer182 @SeaTurtles_org @calhoun_marine & @PamelaPlotkin! A sea turtle swimming on th...
2/6 Since the 1990s, the number of sea turtles in Texas (🇺🇸) waters has increased significantly, but many aspects of their spatial distribution and ecology in the bays remain poorly understood🤔🐢🗺 This is a cartoon. The firs...
3/6 As🐢numbers increased all across #Texas bays, so did the interest of the local community in sea turtles and their conservation. In 2020, we launched @iseaturtle as a platform to encourage and involve citizens to contribute to #seaturtle science this is a screenshot of the...
4/6 These are the #BuildingBlocks of @iseaturtle:
🧩Intuitive and fast interface to report turtle sighting
🧩Public access: Real-time data upload to online map
🧩Broad extension: on-the-ground outreach efforts/material
🧩Strong partnerships
🧩Engaged Community ⬇ This is a cartoon. It shows...
5/6 The Data: @iseaturtle reports can shed light on spatiotemporal trends in turtle sightings -where/when are🐢often sighted-. In the map ⬇ we see patterns of high fishermen-turtle convergence near jetties, and we have also been able to identify ++ sites used by turtles This is a map, it shows the...
6/6 @iseaturtle has now expanded to the entire Texas coast thanks to @TexasSeaGrant and @SeaTurtles_org. #iSeaTurtle can be used anywhere in the world -and has been very successful during the pandemic!- For more info check tx.ag/iseaturtle. Thanks for tuning in!🐢 This is a picture of a logg...

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