Field Notes

Mapping seaside: protecting sea turtles with GIS

Amber Kuehn is the director of the Sea Turtle Patrol on Hilton Head Island. During nesting season, her and her team of volunteers wake up before the sun to look for one thing: sea turtle nests. Using high-accuracy GIS, Amber’s team is able to map near-exact locations of nests and then flag them to ensure their protection from a variety of hazards.

On this episode of Field Notes, learn how ArcGIS Field Maps and EOS receivers are used to map sea turtle nests, listen to first-hand accounts of sea turtle encounters, and understand the importance of protecting this endangered species.

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