Lydia Ann/ RRR618
A project of TAMUG Sea Turtle and Fisheries Ecology Research Lab.
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Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Release Date: 2007-10-18 23:42:00
Last Location: 2009-07-02 04:19:54
John Barninger and Jillian Lawarence
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.