Why we do this
"The 'gold standard' for sea turtle population monitoring programs are long-term capture-mark-recapture (CMR) studies on nesting
beaches as well as foraging areas for populations. Comprehensive CMR studies facilitate
robust abundance assessments and diagnoses of population trends, which, in turn, inform
effective conservation management efforts."
-State of the World's Sea Turtles(SWOT) Minimum Data Standards for Nesting Beach Monitoring Technical Report