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Silver (SSJ502) - Sea Grant

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Nesters - 2011

A project of Texas A&M University at Galveston.


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Silver (SSJ502) is a Kemp's ridley discovered nesting on the west end of Galveston Island, Texas by beachgoers on 3 May 2011. She was outfitted with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 101 satellite transmitter by the TAMUG Sea Turtle & Fisheries Ecology Research Lab and released at her nesting location on Galveston Island on the same day she nested. Please note that there is a degree of error associated with satellite tracking, and tracks on land may either indicate a nesting attempt or be inaccurate.

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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2011-05-04 01:00:00
Release Location:
Last Location: 2012-03-28 09:53:50

Background

Silver (SSJ502) is a Kemp’s ridley discovered nesting on the west end of Galveston Island, Texas by beachgoers on 3 May 2011. Her clutch of 121 eggs was excavated by biologists from Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) and transported to Padre Island National Seashore for incubation and subsequent hatchling release.

Silver is a head-start Kemp’s ridley from the 1992 year class and the first nester encountered on the upper TX coast in 2011. Thanks to funding from the Texas Sea Grant Program and Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA), Silver is the first turtle outfitted in 2011 with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 101 satellite transmitter by TAMUG’s Sea Turtle & Fisheries Ecology Research Lab as part of a study assessing impact of Hurricane Ike on sea turtle nesting activity on the upper Texas coast and impacts from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Silver was released at her nesting location on Galveston Island on the same day she nested and was named for the area of the beach where she was found, near the Silverleaf Seaside Resort.


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