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Why did animal X stop transmitting?

IMMS Ridley 3

A project of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
007 Jane Bond Kemp's RidleyAdult2011-07-232012-12-09505
Bruce Kemp's RidleySub-adult2011-09-232012-01-22121
Crush Kemp's RidleySub-adult2011-09-232012-05-12232
Garfield Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2011-07-232011-09-0645
Ladner Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2011-07-232011-09-0746
Pierre Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2011-06-242011-08-2360
Waveland Kemp's RidleyJuvenile2011-07-232011-09-2261

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Turtles are an important part of the ecosystem, and may serve as a good biological indicator of the health of the environment they inhabit. They are constantly impacted by a variety of both natural and anthropogenic factors.

Satellite telemetry is a powerful tool for examining long-term movements of these protected species, and enhancing conservation and management efforts. These observations will allow us to see how much time these turtles actually spend in the Mississippi sound, prior to moving on. The use of satellite tags on recently rehabilitated and released Kemp’s ridley sea turtles will increase our knowledge about the daily activities and habitat delineation of these animals.

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