A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-07-09 01:00:00
Release Location: Bald Head Island
Last Location: 2007-10-27 14:02:08
Watershed Ecology Center USC Upstate Camp Discovery
The Garaffa Family
Mrs. Locke's Third Grade
Sarich was the first turtle tagged from the 2006 Bald Head Island loggerhead tracking project. She came ashore to nest at about 1 am. Once she finished nesting, we put a big box around her and cleaned her carapace. Then we attached the satellite transmitter with a special epoxy. We finished up at around 3 am and she crawled back to the ocean and swam away. The Allen family from Clarksville, Virginia, won the naming rights for the first turtle in a charity auction hosted by the Bald Head Island Conservancy on July 3rd and named her Sarich, after their daughter Sarah and son Richard.