Validating the use of stereo-video cameras to conduct remote measurements of sea turtles

Tabitha Siegfried
Stereo-Video Camera Systems (SVCSs) are a promising tool to remotely measure body size of wild animals without the need for animal handling. Here, we assessed the accuracy of SVCSs for measuring straight carapace length (SCL) of sea turtles. To achieve this, we hand captured and measured 63 juvenile, sub-adult, and adult sea turtles across three species, greens, Chelonia mydas (n = 52), loggerheads, Caretta caretta (n = 8), and Kemp’s ridley, Lepidochelys kempii (n =...
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