Using the TURT App

We have partnered with ProTECTOR Inc. of Honduras, developers of the TURT data collection mobile application (Android or iOS), to allow tour guides, snorkellers, SCUBA divers, dive shops, or any member of the public to report sea turtle sightings. Anyone can get involved!

All you need is a compatible Android or iOS smartphone. Simply snap a few photos of the turtle and upload them using the mobile app, along with some basic information about the turtle, and voilà, you have become a citizen scientist!!! The pictures collected from this project will be added to a database to be used with pattern recognition software to identify individual turtles and monitor populations around the country. You can record observations of turtles in-water, nesting, strandings, or even turtle products (like jewellery or shells).

To view sea turtle sightings in Trinidad and Tobago by users of the TURT app click here.

(Scroll down for detailed instructions on how to use the app.)

Juvenile Green Turtle. Photo Credit: Ryan Mannette


  1. Download and install the app to your mobile device (Android or iOS).
  2. Click on the app icon to open it.
  3. Click on the “New Report” icon to begin your report. At this point, a disclaimer screen will appear with some basic instructions, click on “Agree” to continue.
  4. Follow the instructions at the top of each page. For additional instructions or clarification, click on the information icon at the top right corner of each page.
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