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Why did animal X stop transmitting?

Esperanza

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

A project of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.


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Map of Esperanza's movements after being tagged on La Playita beach in Machalilla National Park, Ecuador.

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Species: Hawksbill
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2009-02-01 00:06:30
Release Location: La Playita, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador
Last Location: 2009-05-17 10:44:09

Adoptive Parents:
Tera and Hopi Tirapelli
Newton School 3-5 Cluster

Background

Esperanza, an female measuring 93 cm (CCL) is the fourth hawksbill to be equipped with a satelite transmitter on the coast of Ecuador. The turtle had a clean and beautiful shell. She was marked by Equilibrio Azul staff in coordination with Machalilla National Park and support by NOAA, CI-Ecuador and the Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative (ICAPO). With the addition of Esperanza, Ecuador is contributing notably to the investigation and conservation of this critically endangered sea turtle population, possibly one of the most endangered in the world.


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