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Nate the Great

New England Aquarium Sea Turtle Release 2013

A project of New England Aquarium.


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All, Nate the Great has reached Miami Florida and has been spending time between Miami and the Florida Keys. This little turtle has traveled the entire east cast of the United States and is still going strong. Nate was released from Cape Cod Massachusetts on August 21, 2013. Nate has been back in the wild now for over 292 days and the satellite tag has sent over 1,330 data messages. I am so happy to continue to receive information about Nate, which shows us this turtle is still doing well. Go Nate Go!! Thank you for your interest and support of endangered sea turtles. - Connie (6/12/14)

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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2013-08-21 22:00:00
Release Location: Dowses Beach
Last Location: 2014-08-21 17:59:57

Adoptive Parents:
Nathan D.
Nancy & Larry Cousins
Nate Simon
Katelyn Baker
Sonny
Ron Foerster
Benjamin Payne
Keali McCarter
Kristina Francese
Lori Scott
Brady Lamberti
Selden Pickens
Steve Stylianos
Deanna Halsey
Uncle Mike
Ally Regan-Pultorak
Annie
Cynthia O.
Nathaniel
Dan Gawne
Rachel H.
Pat and Jim Pope
Jill Nicoll
Jane Vandigo
Nasstasja Hendrikz
CAN-DO Kids
Eddie Moore and Travis Weiszmann

Background

“Nate the Great”, Named after the detective in the Marjorie Weinman Sharmat series Nate the Great, was released from Dowses Beach after a long illness. Nate stranded with a dangerously low body temperature of 49.3 degrees F. He arrived severely underweight and non-responsive. His blood work showed high uric acid, which could be indicative of kidney problems. The uric acid levels were treated with fluids and his kidney function is now normal. “Nate” is a favorite of our volunteers interns and staff due to his playful nature and love of scratching his shell on the pool vacuum and the enrichment in the tanks. This is a typical behavior of green sea turtles, and fun to watch!


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