University visit to discuss partnership

A very relaxing and informative evening was spent on Monday evening with Professor Craig Franklin, PhD candidate Mariana A. de M. Campbell and Dr Hamish Campbell from the University of Qld. We greatly appreciated the effort Craig made to travel to Tiaro & fit us into his hectic schedule. It is a great partnership with benefits to both organisations, but most of all, we are learning more about the physiology and habitat requirements for this endangered turtle. An interesting discovery has been the huge temperature range of wild nests.  Temperatures this season were recorded between 42deg C max and 17deg C min.

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