STAR Turtle Tracking

Scientists aboard NOAA ship David Starr Jordan successfully placed satellite transmitters on two olive ridley sea turtles. You can watch the movement of the turtles in the Pacific Ocean on the maps below. Argos transmitter no. 44363 was placed on a male olive ridley turtle named Ernesto. He transmitted successfully for 27 days (Map 1). Argos transmitter no. 44364 was placed on a female olive ridley turtle named Iliana. She transmitted her location for 83 days (Map 2). The third transmitter, no. 44365, was placed on a female olive ridley turtle named Annette that is still transmitting after 108 days (Map 3).

Check back often to follow the paths of the sea turtles.

Map 1.

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Last modified: 12/24/2014