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Vasco da Gama - Virginia Aquarium Tracking

A project of Virginia Aquarium Foundation.

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Follow "Vitus Bering" through the Atlantic Ocean


"Vasco da Gama" is part of a partnership program with Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. This little loggerhead was raised at the Aquarium and released into the Gulf Stream waters offshore of North Carolina. Prior to release, (Insert name) was outfitted with a high-tech, miniature solar satellite tag. The tag was applied by Dr. Kate Mansfield of the University of Central Florida using a method developed by Dr. Kate and colleagues (Mansfield et al., 2014).

  • 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 the explicit written consent of the data owners.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • 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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