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Dry Tortugas Sea Turtles

A project of USGS Greater Everglades Sea Turtles in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Lenna Green TurtleAdult2010-07-202011-02-25220
Dreau Green TurtleAdult2010-07-212011-01-25188
Bonnie Green TurtleAdult2010-07-242011-07-14355
Sporty Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252011-01-05164
Penny LoggerheadAdult2011-07-152013-02-08574
Jordan LoggerheadAdult2011-07-162013-06-18703
Ginger Green TurtleAdult2011-07-152011-11-22130
MaryAnne Green TurtleAdult2011-07-172012-01-13180
Garcia LoggerheadAdult2011-07-182013-01-17549
Calvin Green TurtleAdult2011-05-182011-09-06111
Luna LoggerheadAdult2011-05-182012-01-07234
Emily Green TurtleAdult2011-05-192011-09-13117
Catalina LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232011-08-2089
Violet LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232012-01-04226
Bernadette LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232011-12-16207
Jacki Green TurtleAdult2011-05-232011-09-01101
Kathleen LoggerheadAdult2011-05-242012-10-09504
Marietta LoggerheadAdult2011-05-242011-07-3168
Jenny Green TurtleAdult2011-07-162011-08-3045
Flick Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112011-10-2373
Camden Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112012-03-28230
Christy Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112012-07-08332
Rosebud Green TurtleAdult2011-08-102012-07-27352
Denise HawksbillSubadult2012-05-152012-06-3046
June LoggerheadAdult2012-05-132012-11-07178
Priscilla* LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112014-06-30780
Esther*- LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112012-08-1192
Zoe-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-05-092013-01-04240
Finlee Green TurtleAdult2012-07-072012-10-16101
Adrienne LoggerheadAdult2012-05-132013-08-22466
Naomi LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112012-12-01204
Susan LoggerheadAdult2012-05-142012-12-10210
Sage* LoggerheadAdult2012-05-092012-07-1668
Pedey Green TurtleSub-Adult2012-07-112012-10-0687
Barbara Green TurtleAdult2012-07-062012-11-10127
Virginia Green TurtleAdult2012-07-072013-06-09337
Andrea LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-10-27480
Waverley LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-04-07277
Widget-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-03-01240
Josie LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-03-13252
Mari Green TurtleAdult2012-07-042012-10-1098
Wendy LoggerheadAdult2012-07-032013-08-02395
Delores-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-032014-01-07553
Evelyn Green TurtleAdult2012-07-042013-07-05366
Marge-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-052013-05-07306
Kevin Green TurtleSub-Adult2012-07-082012-09-2781
Sally*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-192014-08-31469
Garcia-recap*- LoggerheadAdult2013-07-122014-04-22284
Luly* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-102013-09-2678
Miranda*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-202014-01-22247
Cersi* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-112013-11-22134
Sunshine*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-192013-12-07202
Courtney* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-112014-08-31416
Mossey-recap*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-192013-11-19184
LadyBug* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-272014-08-3196
Odessa*- LoggerheadAdult2014-05-142014-09-01110
Patty LoggerheadAdult2014-05-252014-08-3198
Naomi-recap* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-262014-07-0742
Wendy-recap* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-262014-07-3065
Maria-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2014-07-192014-09-0144
Khaleesi Green TurtleAdult2014-07-192014-09-0144
Missy* Green TurtleAdult2014-07-212014-09-0142
RaffaJo LoggerheadAdult2014-07-222014-09-0141
Rhia*- Green TurtleAdult2014-07-232014-09-0140
Hillary LoggerheadJuvenile2014-07-152014-09-0148
Caitlin LoggerheadAdult2014-07-182014-08-3144
Sage-recap LoggerheadAdult2014-07-182014-09-0145
Mossey NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292011-01-26242
MrsClaus NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292011-01-09225
Janie-recap NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292012-06-19752
Zoe NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292012-05-09711
Dory NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-302012-09-17841
Snorty NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-06-022011-02-19262
Chewy LoggerheadAdult2013-07-242014-04-27277
Marge NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-06-022012-07-08767
Donald Green TurtleAdult2010-06-052010-09-0693
Dorothy LoggerheadSub-Adult2010-06-052011-08-17438
Flo Green TurtleSub-Adult2010-06-062010-09-29115
Beddy LoggerheadSub-Adult2010-06-062011-03-24291
Blue HawksbillAdult2008-08-072010-06-25687
Janie LoggerheadAdult2008-05-192008-09-11115
Lupita LoggerheadAdult2008-05-202008-08-2395
Bertha LoggerheadAdult2008-05-202010-08-15817
Elena Green TurtleAdult2009-06-092010-01-15220
Billy HawksbillSub-Adult2008-08-102011-01-11884
Bond Green TurtleAdult2009-08-132009-11-0483
Chef HawksbillSub-Adult2008-08-132009-06-29320
Delores LoggerheadAdult2009-06-072009-12-04180
Poseidon Green TurtleAdult2009-06-092009-11-11155
Nelly Green TurtleSub-Adult2009-06-092009-07-2041
Petunia LoggerheadAdult2009-06-072011-03-03634
Butters Green TurtleJuvenile2010-09-222010-09-220
Utah Green TurtleAdult2009-06-082009-07-2446
Widget LoggerheadAdult2009-06-062009-10-27143
JJ LoggerheadSub-Adult2009-06-072013-08-161531
Sarah Green TurtleSub-Adult2009-06-082009-10-24138
Fiona LoggerheadAdult2009-06-142011-03-17641

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Introduction

To characterize the population of sea turtles in Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO) and quantify the proportion of time individuals of each species spend in the Research Natural Area (RNA) compared to other areas of the Park, we are conducting a turtle capture, tagging, and tracking project. Turtle captures are performed by intercepting reproductive females on nesting beaches and catching turtles in the water using rodeo, hand-capture, and dip-netting methods. Turtle processing techniques include individually marking each turtle with internal PIT tags and external flipper tags, and taking standard measurements and samples for genetics, isotopes, and diet. Using satellite and acoustic telemetry techniques, we are determining daily locations and movement patterns for tagged turtles, calculating home ranges and core use areas, and statistically summarizing the extent of overlap of these areas with that of the RNA. We are combining these data sets to determine survival, growth rates, and diet of juvenile green turtles; residence times in the Park and core use areas for all three species; and definitive links to other hawksbill nesting grounds (i.e., Cuba) and loggerhead foraging areas in other regions (i.e., Bahamas, southwest coastal Florida). This project links strongly to the benthic habitat mapping task of the USGS Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) project, funded by the Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Program, and is also funded by the USGS Priority Ecosystem Studies Program (PES).

  • 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.
  • If you have questions or would like to request the use of maps or data for this project please contact kristen_hart@usgs.gov.

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