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Nate the Great - New England Aquarium Sea Turtle Release 2013

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All, Nate the Great has reached Miami Florida and has been spending time between Miami and the Florida Keys. This little turtle has traveled the entire east cast of the United States and is still going strong. Nate was released from Cape Cod Massachusetts on August 21, 2013. Nate has been back in the wild now for over 292 days and the satellite tag has sent over 1,330 data messages. I am so happy to continue to receive information about Nate, which shows us this turtle is still doing well. Go Nate Go!! Thank you for your interest and support of endangered sea turtles. - Connie (6/12/14)


“Nate the Great”, Named after the detective in the Marjorie Weinman Sharmat series Nate the Great, was released from Dowses Beach after a long illness. Nate stranded with a dangerously low body temperature of 49.3 degrees F. He arrived severely underweight and non-responsive. His blood work showed high uric acid, which could be indicative of kidney problems. The uric acid levels were treated with fluids and his kidney function is now normal. “Nate” is a favorite of our volunteers interns and staff due to his playful nature and love of scratching his shell on the pool vacuum and the enrichment in the tanks. This is a typical behavior of green sea turtles, and fun to watch!

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location codes (lc) '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'.
  • The static maps also shows locations of class 'Z' as small black circles which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO Digital Atlas published by the British Oceanographic Data Centre on behalf of the IOC and IHO, 2003, and the ETOPO2 Global 2' Elevations published by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center.
  • Sea surface temperature is derived from NOAA's GOES Daily Sea Surface Temperature data.

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