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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
Adrienne LoggerheadAdult2012-05-132013-08-22466
Andrea LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-10-27480
Appa Green TurtleSub-Adult2016-05-232016-05-241
Ariya LoggerheadAdult2016-05-172016-05-236
Barbara Green TurtleAdult2012-07-062012-11-10127
Beddy LoggerheadSub-Adult2010-06-062011-03-24291
Bernadette LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232011-12-16207
Bertha LoggerheadAdult2008-05-202010-08-15817
Billy HawksbillSub-Adult2008-08-102011-01-11884
Blue HawksbillAdult2008-08-072010-06-25687
Bond Green TurtleAdult2009-08-132009-11-0483
Bonnie Green TurtleAdult2010-07-242011-07-14355
Butters Green TurtleJuvenile2010-09-222010-09-220
Caitlin LoggerheadAdult2014-07-182015-01-04170
Calvin Green TurtleAdult2011-05-182011-09-06111
Camden Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112012-03-28230
Catalina LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232011-08-2089
Ce'Nedra LoggerheadAdult2015-05-172015-12-19216
Cersi* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-112013-11-22134
Cersi-recap LoggerheadAdult2015-05-212016-01-28252
Chef HawksbillSub-Adult2008-08-132009-06-29320
Chewy LoggerheadAdult2013-07-242014-04-27277
Chloe*- Green TurtleAdult2015-07-212016-05-06290
Christy Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112012-07-08332
Clarence Green TurtleAdult2015-08-082016-02-12188
Courtney* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-112014-12-22529
Craig Green TurtleAdult2015-07-222016-02-22215
Damien Green TurtleAdult2016-05-202016-05-233
Delores-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-032014-01-07553
Delores LoggerheadAdult2009-06-072009-12-04180
Denise HawksbillSubadult2012-05-152012-06-3046
Diane-recap* Green TurtleAdult2015-07-242016-01-07167
Donald Green TurtleAdult2010-06-052010-09-0693
Dorothy LoggerheadSub-Adult2010-06-052011-08-17438
Dory NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-302012-09-17841
Dreau-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2015-07-242015-12-23152
Dreau Green TurtleAdult2010-07-212011-01-25188
Dublin LoggerheadAdult2015-05-212016-05-24369
Elena Green TurtleAdult2009-06-092010-01-15220
Emily Green TurtleAdult2011-05-192011-09-13117
Erin Green TurtleSub-Adult2016-05-202016-05-244
Esther*- LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112012-08-1192
Evelyn-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2015-07-242015-11-17116
Evelyn Green TurtleAdult2012-07-042013-07-05366
Farmer Green TurtleAdult2016-05-182016-05-246
Finlee Green TurtleSub-Adult2012-07-112012-10-0687
Fiona LoggerheadAdult2009-06-142011-03-17641
Flick-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2015-07-262015-10-2187
Flick Green TurtleAdult2011-08-112011-10-2373
Flo Green TurtleSub-Adult2010-06-062010-09-29115
Garcia-recap*- LoggerheadAdult2013-07-122014-04-22284
Garcia LoggerheadAdult2011-07-182013-01-17549
Ginger Green TurtleAdult2011-07-152011-11-22130
Hillary LoggerheadJuvenile2014-07-152014-09-2471
JJ LoggerheadSub-Adult2009-06-072013-08-161531
Jacki Green TurtleAdult2011-05-232011-09-01101
Jackson LoggerheadAdult2015-07-202016-05-24309
Janie-recap NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292012-06-19752
Janie LoggerheadAdult2008-05-192008-09-11115
Jenny Green TurtleAdult2011-07-162011-08-3045
Joan LoggerheadAdult2016-05-212016-05-232
Jordan LoggerheadAdult2011-07-162013-06-18703
Josie LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-03-13252
June LoggerheadAdult2012-05-132012-11-07178
Kathleen LoggerheadAdult2011-05-242012-10-09504
Kevin Green TurtleSub-Adult2012-07-082012-09-2781
Khaleesi Green TurtleAdult2014-07-192015-05-09294
Kois LoggerheadAdult2016-05-212016-05-243
LadyBug* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-272015-03-04281
Leila LoggerheadAdult2016-05-202016-05-244
Lenna Green TurtleAdult2010-07-202011-02-25220
Lorraine-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2015-07-262015-12-27154
Luly* LoggerheadAdult2013-07-102013-09-2678
Luna LoggerheadAdult2011-05-182012-01-07234
Lupita LoggerheadAdult2008-05-202008-08-2395
Marge-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-052013-05-07306
Marge NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-06-022012-07-08767
Mari-recap* Green TurtleAdult2015-07-222015-09-1555
Mari Green TurtleAdult2012-07-042012-10-1098
Maria-recap*- Green TurtleAdult2014-07-192015-03-31255
Marietta LoggerheadAdult2011-05-242011-07-3168
Marilyn LoggerheadAdult2015-05-192016-05-24371
MaryAnne Green TurtleAdult2011-07-172012-01-13180
Melanie LoggerheadAdult2015-05-172016-05-22371
Miranda*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-202015-05-15725
Missy* Green TurtleAdult2014-07-212015-01-21184
Mossey-recap*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-192013-11-19184
Mossey NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292011-01-26242
MrsClaus NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292011-01-09225
Naomi-recap* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-262014-07-0742
Naomi LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112012-12-01204
Nelly Green TurtleSub-Adult2009-06-092009-07-2041
Nicole LoggerheadAdult2015-05-162015-07-2772
Odessa*- LoggerheadAdult2014-05-142015-04-07328
Olga LoggerheadAdult2015-05-142015-09-25134
Patty LoggerheadAdult2014-05-252014-09-25123
Pedey Green TurtleAdult2012-07-072012-10-16101
Penny LoggerheadAdult2011-07-152013-02-08574
Petunia LoggerheadAdult2009-06-072011-03-03634
Poseidon Green TurtleAdult2009-06-092009-11-11155
Priscilla*- LoggerheadAdult2012-05-112014-10-18890
Priscilla-recap*- LoggerheadAdult2014-10-142016-05-24588
RaffaJo LoggerheadAdult2014-07-222016-01-04531
Raquel LoggerheadAdult2015-05-182015-09-18123
Rarity LoggerheadAdult2016-05-212016-05-232
Rhia*- Green TurtleAdult2014-07-232015-04-19270
Roldy Green TurtleAdult2015-05-212015-09-13115
Rosebud Green TurtleAdult2011-08-102012-07-27352
Sage* LoggerheadAdult2012-05-092012-07-1668
Sage-recap LoggerheadAdult2014-07-182016-05-23675
Sally-recap LoggerheadAdult2015-05-192016-03-22308
Sarah Green TurtleSub-Adult2009-06-082009-10-24138
Serina-recap* Green TurtleAdult2015-07-222015-11-11112
Snorty NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-06-022011-02-19262
Sporty Green TurtleAdult2010-07-252011-01-05164
Sunshine*- LoggerheadAdult2013-05-192013-12-07202
Susan LoggerheadAdult2012-05-142012-12-10210
Utah Green TurtleAdult2009-06-082009-07-2446
Violet LoggerheadAdult2011-05-232012-01-04226
Virginia Green TurtleAdult2012-07-072013-06-09337
Waverley LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-04-07277
Wendy-recap* LoggerheadAdult2014-05-262014-07-3065
Wendy LoggerheadAdult2012-07-032013-08-02395
Whitney LoggerheadAdult2015-05-142015-09-16125
Widget-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-07-042013-03-01240
Widget LoggerheadAdult2009-06-062009-10-27143
Zoe-recap LoggerheadAdult2012-05-092013-01-04240
Zoe NRDALoggerheadAdult2010-05-292012-05-09711

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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).

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