Spectacular View of Thousands of Green Sea Turtles Captured by Drone Technology

A tried and failed project can make the heart sick. But thanks to drone technology, a long-time project of counting the green turtle population off the coasts of Raine Island finally bore fruit.

Image credits: Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Queensland Government

The Island is at Queensland, Australia, over 600 kilometers on the northwest side of Cairns.

Image credits: Great Barrier Reef Foundation and Queensland Government

About 64000 green sea turtles were observed and the most accurate data yet, retrieved.

Image credits: Christian Miller

Footage captured to gather numbers of the Green turtles by a drone.

Image credits: Queensland Government

Most of them waddling in the waters as the mommy turtles made their way to the shore to lay their eggs.

A video displayed the populous turtles posted by the Government of Queensland.

Image credits: Queensland Government

Many strategies for accomplishing this project had been attempted. There was the arduous task of painting them and survey projects using boats.

Targets of re-instituting the island’s natural habitations by the Recovery Project of Raine Island.

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There is an imminent threat to the green turtles getting wiped out. Their eggs are taken away and they are illegally getting slaughtered by poachers. Occasionally they get fished out accidentally. Therefore, scientific efforts are being made to conserve them.

Image credits: Christian Miller

Raine Island is the most prominent area of nesting for the green turtles.

Video credits: Queensland Government

A video posted by Queensland Environment of the bedazzling green turtles’ scenario

Video credits: Queensland Environment