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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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2015-06-25 18:37:00
Release Location: Edisto Island, SC
Last Location: 2016-03-26 03:01:33
"Fuerte" is a 97.2 cm SCLmin adult male loggerhead (tail length = 51.4 cm, 53% of SCLmin) captured off Edisto Island, SC during a 30-minute research trawl. His name means "strong" in Spanish, a fitting name for this massive creature. The name is also symbolic for the Charleston Strong movement in response to a horrific massacre at the AME church a week before "Fuerte" was captured.