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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2009-07-01 04:30:00
Release Location: La Flor, Rivas, Nicaragua
Last Location: 2010-01-18 10:41:44
Tree Lady & Dr. Doolittle
BRASILIA, a Nicaraguan hawksbill measuring 82.5 cm, was encounted on June 30th 2009 and is the second hawksbill to be tracked via satellite along the country’s Pacific Coast. Brasilia will provide critical conservation information for what is one of the most endangered sea turtle populations on the planet; the hawksbill turtle in the eastern Pacific. The information generated will be used to help guide future research and conservation in the study region.
This huge achievement was made possible thanks to the organization Paso Pacifico and their dedicated field team, consisting of local rangers and tour guides. Special thanks also goes out to the Nicaraguan Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARENA), the Nicaraguan Sea Turtle Network (Red Nica), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the regional ICAPO hawksbill network.