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Background

Clover is a loggerhead sea turtle that was taken from a nest on the North Beach of Tybee Island. She was excavated from her nest as a straggler hatchling on August 13th, 2008. She was taken to the Burton 4H Center to be raised until she was large enough to release. During her tenure at the 4H Center, Clover has served as an ambassador for her species and all sea turtles. Thousands of visitors to the 4H have been able to spend time with Clover and learn more about sea turtles. Through this interaction, they develop an appreciation for sea turtles and discover ways they can help protect them.

The Burton 4H Center worked with the community and raised money through their “Cruise with Clover” campaign, enabling them to purchase a transmitter to track Clover once she is released. She was released at the south end of Tybee Island on August 4th, 2011.

  • 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 the explicit written consent of the data owners.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class 'A' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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