Survey - Have you seen marine turtles in Singapore?

The female Hawksbill turtle visited our shores in early July 2020 but did not lay any eggs. Photo credit: Mothership / Zheng Zhangxin.
We want to hear from you about sea turtles! Are you an eyewitness of a sea turtle sighting in Singapore recently? If yes, our marine researcher, Dr Zeehan Jaafar is requesting for more information in this new survey. Here's more about the survey...

Excerpt:

"Thank you for participating in this survey.

I am Dr Zeehan Jaafar from the NUS Department of Biological Sciences. I am conducting a survey to collect public response on sighting data of sea turtles in Singapore.

You are eligible to participate in this research if you are 21 years old or older, and preferably an eyewitness for sea turtle sightings on mainland Singapore and within territorial waters of Singapore.

The survey will take no more than 15-20 minutes to complete and no personal information will be obtained from you. However, if you are interested in the research findings or if you have any feedback, you may leave your email address at the end of the survey for me to contact you. Your email address will not be used for any other reason or shared with any individual outside the research team. E-mail addresses will be discarded at the end of the research study.

Please note that:

(a) anonymised research data will be shared with National Parks Singapore (NParks) for management of marine biodiversity;

(b) the survey is meant to be anonymous and if you wish to withdraw from the study, we are unable to identify your dataset for withdrawal.

If you have any questions about the research or any doubts at all, please feel free to contact me at jaafarz@nus.edu.sg."

Click here for link to survey: https://tinyurl.com/turtleSG

If you're interested, here are the recent news about sea turtles in Singapore.

  • Mothership, 23 May 2020: Critically endangered Hawksbill turtle lays eggs at East Coast Park on World Turtle Day.
  • Mothership, 2 July 2020: Critically endangered Hawksbill turtle arrives to nest at East Coast Park but fails to find a sweet spot.

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