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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2009-02-01 00:06:30
Release Location: La Playita, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador
Last Location: 2009-05-17 10:44:09
Tera and Hopi Tirapelli
Newton School 3-5 Cluster
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.