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Bowden

LMC Tracking

A project of Loggerhead Marinelife Center.


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Bowden (Loggerhead) is 80 km E off the coast of United States and 84 km from St Augustine

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2015-08-26 10:30:00
Release Location: Juno Beach, FL
Last Location: 2016-01-15 11:42:52

Background

Bowden is an adult male loggerhead turtle that stranded at the St. Lucie Power Plant Intake Canal on April 10, 2015. Inwater Research Group biologists noted that the turtle was lethargic, underweight, and had many large barnacles on its carapace so they called Loggerhead Marinelife Center so that the turtle could receive the medical attention it needed. Bowden was administered fluids, antibiotics, and injections as prescribed by LMC's vet. Bowden was declared healthy and released from Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida on August 26, 2015.

Not much is known about adult male sea turtles since they spend their entire lives at sea. Unless they are sick and strand (wash up on shore) biologists have little opportunity to study them. Therefore, it is important for us to collect as much data as we can from Bowden's journey.


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