Blog Post #4

Juvenile turtle (image from

This week the team is wrapping up its first month of work on the Marine Animal TrackeR project. We are currently going through the concept generation phase, continuing to build toward finalizing a design and fleshing out a project plan. Meetings with turtle research experts were conducted, so we could gather more biological information on the animals, and better clarify the technical requirements of the device we will be prototyping. These meetings turned out to be extremely beneficial to us. We spoke about general turtle behaviors and habits such as surfacing, nesting, and their aging process. The researchers shared their interests in future data collection, which included collecting data on juveniles in general, as well as any possible data on turtles interacting in the open water. We were able to learn a lot from their years of experience and they gave us great information that will guide us in our design.

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