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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-11-17 16:30:00
Release Location: Anna Maria Island
Last Location: 2007-05-04 10:44:25
Ben and Avi Limer
Lori Anne Williams
Patrick and Mary Sheridan
Colin, MacKenzie, & Kylynn Pyatt
Ryan and Meg Hanks
Zachary will be the third rehabilitated adult male loggerhead tagged by Mote with a satellite transmitter. Zach was found on the beach in Boca Grande on September 8, 2006. When the turtle arrived at Mote, he was very lethargic but somewhat responsive. Dr. Charles Manire, Mote chief veterinarian suspected that the turtle was affected by red tide toxicosis and conducted blood tests which confirmed the initial diagnosis. The turtle responded very well to treatment and Mote staff and state officials have now declared the turtle healthy and ready for release.
Zach's measurements are curved carapace length notch to tip 103 cm, head width 20.7 cm, and weight 113.8 kg. Tag is a Wildlife Computers SPOT5.
11/17/06 Zach is released at Anna Maria Island