A project of Mote Marine Laboratory.
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2007-05-13 22:00:00
Release Location: Casey Key
Last Location: 2008-05-30 10:59:44
Ms. Rasbury's 5th period science class
Mumble was named by New Canaan Country School and she laid the first loggerhead nest of the year on Casey Key. She was not tagged so it is a mystery where she might go at the end of the nesting seasons. Her shell was very clean except for a single big turtle barnacle (Chelonibia) which was removed for a study of epibiota. Mumble was tagged early in the season so that we can determine her clutch frequency (= how many nests she will lay this season).
Mumble is 95.1 cm notch to tip. Tag is a Kiwisat 101, on continuously for 60 days, then duty cycled 8 hr on/16 hr. off.