Location: Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil
Year of activities: 2016-2018
Funding: Bycatch Reduction Engineering Program – NOAA
Collaborators: NEMA Association, Brazil; Oceanográfic Foundation Valencia; NOAA
Description: Research on board a trawl fishing vessel off Southern Brazil to study the incidence of decompression sickness in incidentally captured marine turtles, to evaluate its evolution over the first two hours using neurological exams and blood analysis, and to find out the post-release mortality attaching satellite tags to released animals.