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Alan

Spatial distribution patterns of adult male loggerhead sea turtles captured by research trawling in the Southeast US

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Alan (Loggerhead) is 1 km E of the coast of United States and 27 km from Jacksonville

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2013-06-12 21:17:00
Release Location: Mayport, Florida
Last Location: 2013-10-30 02:13:36

Background

Alan is an 81.0cm SCLmin (73.4 kg) male loggerhead sea turtle that was captured by research trawling off Mayport Poles. His plastron edge to tip of tail length (38.0cm, 47% of SCLmin), with a cloaca that extended past the carapace edge, suggests that Alan is a mature animal. However, Alan is considerably smaller than breeding male loggerhead sea turtles tracked in 2006 and 2007 following capture from a breeding aggregation in central Florida. As such, as a potential new recruit to the breeding population, Alan promises to be a very interesting male loggerhead sea turtle to study.


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