seaturtle.org
Multimedia Image Library Maptool Tracking Webmail Members News Links Search Help Donate

 

Satellite Tracking

Why did animal X stop transmitting?

Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2005

A project of Georgia Department of Natural Resources in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

Subscribe to receive daily project updates

NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Pearl LoggerheadAdult2005-05-232006-02-23276
Queen Anne LoggerheadAdult2005-05-282005-11-28184
Maureen LoggerheadAdult2005-05-212006-07-25430
Sea Weed LoggerheadAdult2005-05-262006-07-04404
Zapala LoggerheadAdult2005-05-302006-08-28455
Sapelo Queen LoggerheadAdult2005-05-242006-06-26398
Cabretta LoggerheadAdult2005-05-282006-06-17385
Coral LoggerheadAdult2005-05-302005-11-22176
Georgia LoggerheadAdult2005-05-272006-06-29398
Atlantica LoggerheadAdult2005-05-252007-02-04620
Gypsy LoggerheadAdult2005-05-252006-06-23394
Teach LoggerheadAdult2005-05-252005-11-06165

Click on an animal's name for maps and more information.

Introduction



The purpose of this study is to document inter-nesting habitat use, migratory pathways, and post-nesting movements of Georgia?s nesting loggerhead turtles using satellite and conventional telemetry. Loggerhead turtle movements will be compared with the distributions of commercial fishing and dredging activity and results will be used to make management recommendations to protect adult loggerhead sea turtles and their habitats. During the second year of our study, We deployed a total of twelve satellite transmitters on Sapelo (8) and Blackbeard Islands (4). In addition to monitoring loggerhead movement patterns, our tracking project provides a unique educational opportunity for students to learn more about Georgia?s loggerhead turtles and coastal marine ecosystems. School kids from grades K-5 were given the opportunity to submit names for eight of the turtles. Over 240 Georgia students in kindergarten through fifth grade took part in the sea turtle naming contest. Click on each individual turtle to get more information.

Project Partners

This project is a collaboration between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the University of Georgia-Warnell School of Forest Resources, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

           

           

  • 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 explicit written consent.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • If you have questions or would like to request the use of maps or data for this project please contact mark_dodd@dnr.state.ga.us.

Be an Eco Maniac! ecomaniaccompany.com
ecomaniaccompany.com

Adoption Program
Give a gift that counts!
preview
Fairlee
Bald Eagle
preview
Wolverine
Loggerhead
preview
Tzvika
Loggerhead
preview
Yurrwa
Flatback Turtle
About seaturtle.org FAQ Privacy Policy Terms of Service

seaturtle.org is registered as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization with the US Internal Revenue Service.
Copyright © 1999-2009 seaturtle.org Inc. All rights reserved.

If you have questions or comments about seaturtle.org please contact support@seaturtle.org.

If you have questions or comments about the website please contact the webmaster.