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Padre Island National Seashore Male Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program

A project of U.S. National Park Service in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Abel (152809) Kemp's RidleyAdult2016-10-272017-03-28152
Perky (82213) Kemp's RidleyAdult2008-04-022008-06-1372
Pierre (62820) Kemp's RidleyAdult2006-04-162007-05-21400
Travis (106815) Kemp's RidleyAdult2012-10-032015-06-11981

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Introduction

Padre Island National Seashore is the site of the long-term, bi-national project to increase nesting by Kemp’s ridley turtles and to form a secondary nesting colony at a protected beach in the U.S., as a safeguard against species extinction. Over half the Kemp’s ridley nests found in the U.S. each year are located at the National Seashore.



Few opportunities arise to track adult male Kemp's ridleys since they do not come ashore for nesting. The males tracked in this project were found on or near Padre Island National Seashore, either unintentionally caught by fishing activities or entangled in abandoned plastic marine debris. After successful rehabilitation by our partners at Animal Rehabilitation Keep in Port Aransas, or at the Texas Sealife Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, a satellite transmitter was applied prior to release. Tracking provides important information on habitat use, such as foraging and migration patterns, by these turtles.



Transmitters may function up to two years, before transmissions cease due to battery failure, bio-fouling, loss of the transmitter antenna, or the transmitter falling off.



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

Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program-2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2016

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Rancho Nuevo, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2010



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

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2016

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2015

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2014

Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2012 and 2013



Shaver DJ, Hart KM, Fujisaki I, Rubio C, Sartain-Iverson AR, Peňa, Gomez Gamez D, Miron R, Burchfield PM, Martinez HJ, Ortiz J. 2016. Migratory corridors of adult female Kemp’s ridley turtles in the Gulf of Mexico. Biological Conservation 194:158-167.



Shaver DJ, Hart KM, Fujisaki I, Rubio C, Sartain AR, Peña J, Burchfield PM, Gomez Gamez D, Ortiz J. 2013. Foraging area fidelity for Kemp’s ridleys in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.594.



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., Schroeder B.A., Byles R.A., Burchfield P.M., Peña J., Márquez R., Martinez H.J. 2005. Movements and home ranges of adult male Kemp’s ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) in the Gulf of Mexico investigated by satellite telemetry. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:817–827.

  • 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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