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150609 - Veracruz, Mexico Kemp's Ridley Tracking-2016

A project of Padre Island National Seashore Kemp's Ridley Tracking Program.

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150609 (Kemp's Ridley) is 46 km SE off the coast of United States and 98 km from Port Arthur

Background

This adult female Kemp's ridley nested 20 May 2016 in Veracruz, Mexico. This turtle was outfitted with a Sirtrack Kiwisat 202 satellite transmitter.

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class 'Z' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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