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Hook/RRR610

TAMUG Loggerhead Tracking

A project of TAMUG Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab.


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RRR610 is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle that was outfitted and released from Mustang Island beach, near Port Aransas, Texas with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 transmitter on 18 June 2007. Please note that there is a degree of error in satellite tracking and that points appearing on land are probably inaccurate.

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2007-06-19 00:53:00
Release Location:
Last Location: 2008-08-31 09:04:42

Adoptive Parents:
Maryalice Spillane
Magic Apple School
Josie Smith
Susan Knizner
Mr. Clint and Ms. Ashley's Pre-K class 2008

Background

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.


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