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Pork Chop (BBQ401)

TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking

A project of TAMUG Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab.


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"Pork Chop" is a juvenile Kemp's ridley that was captured during STFERL entanglement netting operations in Calcasieu Lake near Cameron, LA on 10 August 2011 as part of a study examining the effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtle assemblages in Louisiana waters for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. It was outfitted with a Wildlife Computers MK10-AF Fastloc GPS transmitter and released in the Calcasieu Channel on the same day as capture.

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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2011-08-11 03:23:00
Release Location:
Last Location: 2011-10-17 09:41:38

Background

"Pork Chop" is a juvenile Kemp's ridley that was captured during STFERL entanglement netting operations in Calcasieu Lake near Cameron, LA on 10 August 2011 as part of a study examining the effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtle assemblages in Louisiana waters for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment. It was outfitted with a Wildlife Computers MK10-AF Fastloc GPS transmitter and released in the Calcasieu Channel on the same day as capture. BBQ401 was named "Pork Chop" by the TAMUG STFERL staff, in homage to the "BBQ" series of tags we utilized on this turtle.
Other TAMUG STFERL tracks are available on the "TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Nesters 2007-2008", "TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2007", "TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking 2004-2006", and "TAMUG Loggerhead Tracking" pages.


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