November 28, 2007 - loveearth.com has been developed to complement the BBC's ambitious new wildlife film earth.
Over time it will grow and develop into a digital destination for anyone who is passionate about the planet. It already contains fascinating fact files, blogs and virtual postcards, and visitors can track animals as they undertake their incredible migratory journeys on land and sea.
Alboran was tagged on Earthwatch's Spanish Dolphins project for love earth - tracking her movements will give scientists data they can use to prevent the deaths of the thousands of turtles each year that bite on fishing lines meant for other species.
The team found her busily munching jellyfish just after sunrise in September. After a short and gentle visit to the research boat she left sporting a 300g satellite tag (which she will never even know is there).
Depth, speed, temperature, time and location are all recorded and relayed via satellite every time she surfaces and, if she stays safe and healthy, the tag should be transmitting for around a year.
Follow Alboran's journey and read regular updates by Earthwatch scientists.
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Earthwatch is an international not-for-profit organization that supports conservation research expeditions and education by enabling paying volunteers, educator and corporate fellows, and others to work alongside scientists, collecting valuable research data and promoting the understanding and action needed for a sustainable environment.