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Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2016

A project of Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Alicia Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-032017-04-29361
Changa Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-202017-04-29344
Dolores Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-202017-04-28343
Fernanda Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-192017-04-29345
Ivonne Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-032017-04-29361
Manzanita Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-202017-04-29344
Margarita Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-032017-04-22354
Marina Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-202017-04-28343
Rafaela Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-202017-04-29344
Reyna Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-05-022017-04-28361

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Introduction

The movements of nesting Kemp's ridley turtles are being monitored using satellite telemetry to determine where they go between successive clutches in a nesting season and where they go after they have completed nesting for the year in Tecolutla, Veracruz, Mexico. This information is important in helping identify migratory corridors and foraging habitat used by post-nesting females. Movements of nesting turtles are also being tracked as a means to help predict where and when the turtles might nest again, to aid with nest detection.

This telemetry project is cooperative with the Acuario de Veracruz and the National Park Service at Padre Island National Seashore.

To view other tracking projects conducted at Padre Island National Seashore visit:

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2005

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2006

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2007

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2008

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2010

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2011

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2012

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2013

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2014

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2015

To view the tracking programs cooperatively conducted with Gladys Porter Zoo at Rancho Nuevo, Mexico visit:

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2010

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

To view the tracking programs cooperatively conducted with the Acuario de Veracruz visit:

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2012 and 2013

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

Shaver, D.J., and C. Rubio. 2008. Post-nesting movement of wild and head-started Kemp’s ridley sea turtles Lepidochelys kempii in the Gulf of Mexico. Endangered Species Research 4:43-55.

Shaver, D.J., K.M. Hart, I. Fujisaki, C. Rubio, A.R. Sartain, J. Pena, P.M. Burchfield, D.G. Gamez, and J. Ortiz. 2013. Foraging area fidelity for Kemp's ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecology and Evolution 3:2002–12.

  • The presentation of data here does not constitute publication. All data remain copyright of the project partners. Maps or data on this website may not be used or referenced without explicit written consent.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • If you have questions or would like to request the use of maps or data for this project please contact cynthia_rubio@nps.gov.

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