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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2007-06-15 01:27:00
Release Location: Matagorda Bay, Texas
Last Location: 2007-08-10 09:49:54
YYG710 "Billy" is a subadult green sea turtle that was outfitted with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 satellite transmitter and released on 14 June 2007. "Billy" was captured during STFERL entanglement netting operations in Matagorda Bay, near Port O'Connor, Texas, as part of a 2-year study funded by the Texas Sea Grant Program to examine occurrence and distribution of sea turtles in Texas bays. This turtle was named in honor of Dr. William Seitz, Associate V.P. for Research & Graduate Studies and Interim Associate V.P. for Academic Affairs at TAMUG. Dr. Seitz has provided key support to STFERL's surveys of sea turtle assemblages in the western Gulf of Mexico.