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Lydia Ann/ RRR618

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: 2007-10-18 23:42:00
Release Location:
Last Location: 2009-07-02 04:19:54

Adoptive Parents:
Crystie Johns
John Barninger and Jillian Lawarence
Laura Zoller
Heather Fanguy
Nancy Fromme

Background

RRR618 "Lydia Ann" is an 82.7 cm SCL (90.0 CCL) loggerhead turtle found floating and unable to submerge in the Lydia Ann Channel near Port Aransas, Texas on 26 March 2007. RRR618 was named "Lydia Ann" during his/her rehabiliation at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) program at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas. "Lydia Ann" was outfitted with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 101 satellite transmitter by the TAMUG STFERL on 18 October 2007 and released into the Gulf of Mexico off Mustang Island, 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 KRIS TV Channel 6 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Video clips of Lydia Ann's release can be viewed at "Local ARK helps set sea turtle free" .
Special thanks to Tony Amos and ARK for their collaboration in providing this turtle for tracking.


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