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Carolina

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

A project of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.


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Satellite-tracked movements of Carolina, and adult female hawksbill turtle tagged while nesting at Machalilla National Park, Ecuador

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Species: Hawksbill
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2014-02-20 08:00:00
Release Location: La Playita, Macalilla NP, Ecuador
Last Location: 2015-02-18 00:25:42

Background

CAROLINA has become a usual visitor to Machalilla National Park (MNP), having previously nested in 2008, 2009 and 2011. On the 20th of february of 2014 she nested for the 5th time this season and was released equipped with a satellite tag. On this day she laid 198 eggs, which were immediately relocated to the project nursery that was built together with MNP staff as a measure to protect certain nests at risk of being washed away. This is due to oceanic conditions that have been particularly strong this season and have already destroyed several nests. Carolina is the 10th hawksbill to be satellite tagged by Equilibrio Azul in MNP, the only known hawksbill nesting site in South America, as part of a project that continues providing crucial data for the conservation of this critically endangered species. The project is carried out by Equilibrio Azul and the Machalilla National Park - Ministry of Environment, and is made possible thanks to the essential help of NOAA, ICAPO, and Conservation International-Ecuador.

CAROLINA es ya una vieja conocida del Parque Nacional Machalilla (PNM) pues ha anidado previamente en La Playita en el 2008, 2009 y 2011. El 20 de febrero del 2014 salió a anidar por quinta ocasión en esta temporada depositando 198 huevos que fueron luego trasladados al vivero construido por Equilibrio Azul y el Parque Nacional Machalilla ya que las condiciones del mar esta temporada han destruido varios nidos. Antes de ser liberada fue equipada con un transmisor satelital convirtiéndose en la décima tortuga Carey seguida con esta tecnología por Equilibrio Azul en el Parque Nacional Machalilla, el único sitio conocido de anidación de tortugas carey en Sudamérica, en un proyecto que continúa entregando importante información para la conservación de esta especie en peligro crítico de extinción. Este proyecto de Equilibrio Azul y el Parque Nacional Machalilla - MAE es posible gracias al vital apoyo de NOAA, ICAPO, y Conservación Internacional Ecuador.


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