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30th Sea Turtle Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation: The World of Turtles

May 26, 2010

The 30th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation was held between the 24th and 30th April 2010 in Panaji, Goa. These annual symposia bring together a very diverse range of participants from around the world including students, academic researchers, veterinarians, ecologists, activists and conservationist. They serve as a platform for sharing of knowledge, the exchange of research findings and for forming networks and collaborations in marine conservation and environmental issues. The seven days symposium was conducted in Kala Academy and Cidade de Goa. This was a great opportunity for organization across the region including Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) to interact, collaborate and discuss various issues related to coastal and marine resources and conservation represented by a global flagship, sea turtle.

Three posters were participate in the poster presentation, which are:

1. “Using DNA To Determinate The Origin of Green and Hawksbill Turtles From The Feeding Ground Of Malaysian Waters” by Chong Yee Kuen;
2. “Hatching Success on In-situ and Relocated Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Nests Incubated in Chagar Hutang, Redang Island, Terengganu“ by Lionel Harith Sebastian Daraup; and
3. “Population Genetics of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) in Malaysia based on Mitochodria DNA Sequences” by Dr. Juanita Jospeh.

….This symposium truly exceeded our expectations and everyone really enjoyed themselves throughout the symposium. Thank you so much to Univesiti Malaysia Terengganu for letting us to attend this symposium and also not forgetting Sea Turtle Research Unit (SEATRU) for the support on our project. A special thanks to the 30th Sea Turtle Symposium for the grants. Syukriya!

* Syukriya = Thank you in Hindi

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