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Bald Head Island 2005: Loggerhead Turtles

A project of Marine Turtle Research Group in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Cincinnati Sam LoggerheadAdult2005-07-232007-01-07533
Ella LoggerheadAdult2005-07-242007-01-16541
Newport Nellie LoggerheadAdult2005-07-222006-08-07381
Sumner LoggerheadAdult2005-08-012006-11-11467

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Introduction



This project aims to find out more about the post nesting migratory movements of loggerhead sea turtles from Bald Head Island, North Carolina. Four nesting females were tracked each in 2003 and 2004 and made impressive movements north, using waters as far away as New Jersey. Two of the transmitters from 2004 are still transmitting. The transmitters provided us with some interesting, novel and useful information about the migratory and foraging behaviour and natural history of the loggerhead sea turtle in this region. This summer's deployments will complement the results from previous years and provide us with a wider insight into North Carolina sea turtle biology.

Project Partners

This project is a collaboration among the Marine Turtle Research Group (Brendan Godley, Annette Broderick, Lucy Hawkes), Michael Coyne (SEATURTLE.ORG and Duke University)the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Matthew Godfrey) and the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

           

           

Project Sponsors

This project was funded by grants from the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky, and the Natural Environmental Research Council as well as donations from the Bald Head Island Conservancy.SEATURTLE.ORG.

   

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