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Bepi Project - Adriatic Sea

A project of Islameta Group, Dept. of Biology - University of Pisa in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Bepi LoggerheadProbably sub-adult2003-10-032003-12-2381

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The aim of this project is to track a male loggerhead released from Porto Garibaldi, Northern Italy, in the Adriatic sea. The turtle (84 cm CCL; weight 59 kg) was found nearly dead in July 2002 in the same area, and was immediately named Bepi, a local nickname for Giuseppe (Joseph). The turtle had three large injuries on the carapace and a series of fractures of the hind legs. He has since recovered thanks to the efforts of vets of the local Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute and volunteers of a local organisation (ARCHE'). Bepi was deemed ready to be released in September 2003. On 24 Sept. a Telonics ST20 PTT was attached to his carapace with epoxy resin and fiberglass. Afterwards, the turtle was kept for a few days in an at-sea enclosure and released a few km offshore on 3 October.

Project Partners

ARCHE^ - Research and Educational Activities for Chelonian Conservation, Ferrara, Italy.

Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell Emilia-Romagna "Bruno Ubertini" - Ferrara Section.


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