A project of Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
|Name||Species||Life Stage||Release Date||Last Location||Days Transmitted|
|Big Mama (LA17)||Loggerhead||Juvenile||2010-10-22||2011-10-22||365|
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This project focuses on monitoring the movements and behavior of post-rehabilitated sea turtles collected in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deep Water Horizon oil spill event. Two immature loggerheads were released with satellite transmitters in October, 2010. These turtles will hopefully be part of a larger plan that will track more post-rehabilitated turtles originating from the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana's rehabilitation facilities.
This is a joint effort conducted in collaboration with personnel from Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office, Louisiana Department of Public Safety; NOAA Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center; Audubon Nature Institute, Audubon Nature Institute Aquatic Center; Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program; Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; and independent consultants.