Gorgon Gas Project, Western Australia (2013-present)

Dr. Nicolas Pilcher, Executive Director of MRF, was appointed as an Independent Member of the Expert Panel comprising State and Commonwealth government department, subject matter experts and Chevron Australia representatives to guide the development of the Gorgon Gas Project with respect to the continued protection of endangered sea turtles nesting and foraging within the vicinity…

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Reproductive Biology of Endangered Marine Turtles under Extreme Climatic Conditions, Qatar (2013-2016)

Nesting populations have been well documented in the Arabian Gulf, but scant information exists on foraging populations. Data on this dominant phase of their live cycle are critical to determine how turtle populations will be influenced by various natural (e.g. climate change) and anthropogenic (e.g. fishery pressure) stresses. Unfortunately, there is no published information for Arabian Gulf turtle sex ratios in the wild or on the population dynamics with regard to growth, survival and sex ratios, and no descriptions of non-adult components of the populations. These data are crucial for understanding the status of turtles in those life stages least studied by modern science

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