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Frank - Adult green turtles of the Archie Carr NWR

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Frank is a 103.1cm (scl) adult male green turtle, satellite-tracked from the Archie Carr NWR in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Background

“Frank” was named for Frank Wojcik, Founder and Director of the National Save the Sea Turtle Foundation based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As a long time businessman, fisherman, and resident of the Florida Keys, he became concerned with the deteriorating conditions of the beaches and waters that he loved, and noticed that sea turtles were becoming more and more rare throughout the Keys. Over twenty-five years ago, Mr. Wojcik decided to use his business acumen to form a non-profit foundation that provides the opportunity for boat owners to donate their unwanted vessels, which still today generates proceeds that are used to support sea turtle research and conservation programs in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more at www.savetheseaturtle.org. This turtle is our largest to date, at 103.1cm (scl).

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '4', '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', 'X' 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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