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Iniciativa Carey del Pacifico Oriental - ICAPO - Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative

A project of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.

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Map of Tonka's post-nesting movements

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Species: Hawksbill
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2010-01-17 00:00:00
Release Location: La Playita, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador
Last Location: 2010-02-17 21:58:30

Adoptive Parents:
Melissa Meier


This 85 cm female hawksbill came ashore to nest on La Playita beach for her second time when she was encountered. She had a large scar on her carapace, evidence of a serious interaction with a boat, fortunately the wound had completely healed. Tonka is the sixth hawksbill marked in Ecuador in a joint effort by Equilibrio Azul, MAE, CI, NOAA, NFWF and the ICAPO network. The strength of this turtle brings hope to a species that was recently considered all but extinct in the region of the eastern Pacific.

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