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'Atlas' Loggerhead Sea Turtle Release

A project of The Aquarium at Moody Gardens in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Atlas LoggerheadAdult2011-07-142012-05-07298

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'Atlas', a 362 pound adult male loggerhead sea turtle was released 20 miles off Galveston Island, Texas in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, 14 July 2011. He had been cared for by staff at the Moody Gardens Aquarium in Galveston for the past 7 years.

Project Partners

Moody Gardens, Inc. - Galveston, Texas

NOAA Sea Turtle Lab - Galveston, Texas

Texas A&M University at Galveston

US Coast Guard - Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas

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