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Isabela

Iniciativa Carey del Pacifico Oriental - ICAPO - Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative

A project of NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center.


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Map of ISABELA, the first-ever GPS tagged hawksbill in the Eastern Pacific.

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Species: Hawksbill
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2008-07-10 05:30:00
Release Location: Las Isletas, Bahia de Jiquilisco, Usulutan, El Salvador
Last Location: 2009-01-06 08:34:47

Adoptive Parents:
Tom Galligan

Background

Isabela is the first hawksbill turtle in the Eastern Pacific to ever be equipped with a satellite-linked GPS tag. At 89 cm in length (CCL), she was the largest of the three adult hawksbills tagged during the project. Isabela was released at daybreak by a team of biologists, as well as Roberto Escalante, the Vice-Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador. Thanks goes out to the Comité de Desarrollo Empresarial y Medioambiental de Puerto Parada (CODEPA), Fundación Zoológica de El Salvador (FUNZEL), and Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología de la Universidad de El Salvador (ICMARES) for helping to make this effort possible.


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