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Oki - Georgia Loggerhead Tracking Project 2004

A project of Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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Background

Mrs. Susan Cone's fourth grade Monday Target Gifted class submitted the winning entry for the Japanese Turtle. This class from Still Elementary in Powder Springs, Georgia chose this name because it means "open sea" in Japanese.

Oki is one of the smallest turtles in our study. Unfortunately, we are unsure exactly how small because a significant portion of her carapace (posterior end) is missing as a result of a sharkbite. The sharkbite is completely healed and does not pose a threat to her survival.

In addition, Oki may be the most difficult turtle in our study to track. She does not spend much time near the surface. The lack of surface time makes it difficult for the instruments on the satellite to get an accurate fix on her location.

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class 'A' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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