A project of TAMUG Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab.
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Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2007-06-19 00:53:00
Last Location: 2008-08-31 09:04:42
Magic Apple School
Mr. Clint and Ms. Ashley's Pre-K class 2008
RRR610 "Hook" is a sub-adult loggerhead turtle that was hooked in the jaw by a fisherman at Cole Park North Pier in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas on 19 May 2007 and rehabilitated by the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) program at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas. "Hook" was outfitted with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 satellite transmitter on 18 June 2007 by the TAMUG STFERL prior to its release into the Gulf of Mexico off the Mustang Island beach, near Port Aransas. This turtle is being tracked as part of a 2-year study funded by the Texas Sea Grant Program to examine occurrence and habitat use of sea turtles in Texas bays. His/her satellite tagging and release was filmed by a news crew from KIII TV Channel 3 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Video clips of Hook's release can be viewed at "Goodbye Hook" and "Loggerhead to Tell her Story"
RRR610 was named "Hook" during his/her rehabiliation at ARK. Special thanks to Tony Amos and ARK for their collaboration in providing this turtle for tracking.