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Kate

Bald Head Island 2006: Loggerhead Turtles

A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.


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After spending the winter in Onslow Bay, Kate started moving north in the spring of 2007, as water temperatures increased. Now Kate has found her way back to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, where she spent much of her her time in the early fall of 2006, after she finished nesting. Although it looks like she has moved into the Chesapeake, the most recent points do not have a great amount of precision associated with their location information, so the turtle might actually be still out in oceanic waters. Will she continue to spend her time in this area? Unfortunately, the battery on her tag might be giving out, so we might get fewer and fewer locations from her. Let's see if we can track her at least until she starts her fall migration south.

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2006-07-11 01:00:00
Release Location: Bald Head Island
Last Location: 2007-07-15 19:33:37

Adoptive Parents:
Stella & Tony Neltner
Watershed Ecology Center USC Upstate Camp Discovery
The Geiger Family
Quitter Family
Dr. Penny Arnold
The Volmer Family
Hope, Shannon, and Drew
Jessica Harkins
Paige Tappan
Kirdy Coulton
Laura Edgerton
Tammy Finch
Arthur Zackrison
Molly Dowell
Mrs. Hunter's Third Grade
Debora Harrison
PapaJohn Cook
Kuntz Family
Katie Whittier

Background

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.


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