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: 2016-06-01 17:01:00
Release Location: Charleston, SC
Last Location: 2016-09-30 10:44:19
"Mellow" is a 91.2 cm SCLmin (105.4 kg) adult male loggerhead sea turtle as evidenced by curved claws and a tail length of 46 cm (50% of SCLmin). When captured in a research trawl in the Charleston, SC channel, this adult male loggerhead had a yellowish appearance and most of the scales on the head were de-keratinized. Given his appearance and disposition, this male loggerhead was nicknamed "Mellow Yellow", but abbreviated to "Mellow" for simplicity.