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Poopsie/RRC669

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RRC669 is a subadult green sea turtle that was outfitted and released in the Lower Laguna Madre, Texas with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 transmitter on 2 August 2006. Please note that there is a degree of error in satellite tracking and that points appearing on land are probably inaccurate.

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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2006-08-03 03:14:00
Release Location: South Padre Island, Texas
Last Location: 2007-07-12 09:09:06

Adoptive Parents:
Alana Marshall
Patricia Doher
Luisa Melendez
Ms. Polay
Mr. Clint and Ms. Ashley's Pre-K Class 2007
Chantal Deshaies
Aaron Prueter
Shannon Pomeroy
Mrs. Horan's Period 6/7 Class
Erich Payne

Background

RRC669 ("Poopsie") is a juvenile green sea turtle that was outfitted and released with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 transmitter on 2 August 2006. This turtle was captured during STFERL entanglement netting operations in the Lower Laguna Madre off the southern portion of South Padre Island, Texas, as part of a two-year study funded by Texas Sea Grant to examine the distribution of sea turtles in Texas bays. This is one of twelve green turtles captured during STFERL netting on 2 August, and one of two released with a satellite transmitter on that day.

This turtle has been nicknamed "Poopsie" in reference his/her "overactive bowels" during transmitter attachment. Special thanks go once again to the Coast Guard Station on South Padre Island, which provided space to process and attach satellite transmitters to both "Poopsie" and "Sea Aggie" on 2 August 2006.


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