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Blizzard

Georgia Sea Turtle Center - Monitoring of Rehabilitated Patients

A project of Georgia Sea Turtle Center.


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On Tuesday, April 21, 2009 just 4 days before his/her release, Blizzard was given a final physical exam, satellite transmitter, flipper tags and a PIT tag! We hope to follow Blizzards journey for a long time and learn more about the behaviors of sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles including foraging areas.

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Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Sub-Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2009-04-25 10:00:00
Release Location: Tybee Island, GA
Last Location: 2009-09-25 23:19:17

Background

Blizzard is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle and was found in Buxton, North Carolina as part of a cold-stunning event the afflicted the area in November 2008. Blizzard was transferred by the North Carolina and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll Island, GA on November 26, 2008. Blizzard arrived with 2 other turtles: Snowball, another sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle and Chilly Willy, a juvenile green sea turtle. (Check out Snowball's tracking page too!)

Blizzard made a great recover and was released on April 25, 2009, along with Snowball, Chilly Willy and another guest, Nikon (a juvenile green sea turtle), from Tybee Island, GA following their 5K fundraiser "Turtle Trot".


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