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SCCF Launches Sea Turtle Sighting App

May 18, 2021
SCCF is excited to launch its new app for reporting in-water sightings of healthy sea turtles. It is intended for use by boaters, captains, and others who see sea turtles in the waters around our region.
The data collected from this citizen science project will help researchers identify high-use areas and learn more about seasonal habitat shifts.
On your phone:
Once downloaded install the app as usual. The app will need permission to access your phone’s location in order to receive GPS coordinates of your sighting and camera/media to capture and attach pictures. 
To load the survey, follow these steps.
  • Open the Survey123 App
  • Click “Continue without signing in” 
  • (note Survey123 must be open and you must have clicked “Continue without signing in” for the download to work)
  • The survey will download and open. 
  • To submit a sighting simply fill out the required fields and click the checkmark in the lower right corner. 
  • To cancel the survey/sighting, click the X in the upper left corner. 
(Note if you do not have cellular coverage you can still fill out the survey and save it in the Outbox to be sent at a later time.)
Thanks for helping us know where sea turtles are in our surrounding waters!


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