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

A project of SCDNR MRD.

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Jefe (Loggerhead) is 18 km E off the coast of United States and 29 km from Brunswick

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2013-08-13 19:46:00
Release Location: Jekyll Island, GA
Last Location: 2014-04-28 06:02:19

Adoptive Parents:
Annie Riley
Holly Lamovsky


Jefe is a 78.7cm SCLmin (70.4 kg) male loggerhead sea turtle that was captured by research trawling off Jekyll Island, GA. His plastron edge to tip of tail length (43.5cm, 55% of SCLmin), with a cloaca that extended past the carapace edge, suggests that Jefe is a mature animal. However, Jefe is slightly (3.3cm) smaller than the minimum adult size considered by the NW Atlantic Loggerhead Sea Turtle Recovery Plan. As a potential new recruit to the breeding population, Jefe promises to be a very interesting male loggerhead sea turtle to study.

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