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Leonie

Cayman Islands 2004: Loggerhead & Green Turtles

A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.


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After months of foraging on the Miskito Bank, in Northern Nicragua, Leonie migrated to the south! She is now foraging near the area where Samia (a loggerhead tracked from the Cayman Islands in 2003) is also foraging. Colors on Leonie's map indicate Sea Surface Temperature! (in degrees C)

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2004-07-14 00:00:00
Release Location: East End, Grand Cayman
Last Location: 2006-10-05 03:42:52

Adoptive Parents:
Tanya Pedersen
Nathanael Stoner
Kirsty Southgate
Peter Kehoe
Nadja Glaus
Sara Knudsen

Background

"Leonie" is a very large female Loggerhead Turtle who got lost when she attempted to nest in East End, Grand Cayman! The turtle wandered off the beach, under a bush, across the road, through a gate, and into Mrs. Leonie Rankine's garden! The next morning, Mrs Rankine was shocked when she found the enormous turtle by her front step. She called for her husband, Mr Al Rankine, and they decided to help the turtle, so he called 911 emergency for assistance. The 911 operators notified Department of Environment Enforcement officer Guy Decou, and Department of Environment staff rushed to the scene. Researchers from the Department of Environment and the Marine Turtle Research Group attached a state-of-the-art satellite transmitter, sponsored by Ocean Frontiers Ltd Ocean Frontiers named their adopted turtle "Leonie," in honor of Mrs Leonie Rankine, who rescued her, and the Ocean Frontiers staff, Mr Rankine, and many other East End residents assisted in transporting "Leonie" back to the ocean, and setting her free!


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