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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-07-11 01:00:00
Release Location: Bald Head Island
Last Location: 2007-07-15 19:33:37
Stella & Tony Neltner
Watershed Ecology Center USC Upstate Camp Discovery
The Geiger Family
Dr. Penny Arnold
The Volmer Family
Hope, Shannon, and Drew
Mrs. Hunter's Third Grade
Kate was the second turtle satellite tagged on Bald Head Islance, NC during the 2006 season. This tag was sponsored by the WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium in Kentucky. The WAVE Foundation at the Newport Aquarium has named this turtle after one of their most beloved cast members, Kate Geiger. She lost her battle to cancer on April 15, 2006. The tenderhearted Kate loved being a part of the Newport Aquarium family. She was a passionate advocate of our animals and the mission to educate our community about marine life and the importance of preserving their habitats. Kate remains an inspiration to all who knew her. Her sincere and loving character lifted up our spirits, even during some of her own more difficult times. Kate was a special individual who will forever be in our hearts, and we will never forget. In recognition of our friend Kate Geiger, and her commitment to the Newport Aquarium and its efforts to protect and preserve aquatic wildlife, this Loggerhead turtle will be named in her memory.
The satellite tag on Kate was funded by a grant from the Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium, Kentucky.