World Turtle News, 04/16/2017
Reef diver finds missing sea turtle transmitter
A satellite transmitter crucial to the Bermuda Turtle Project has been found by a reef diver in the Bahamas. According to the Bermuda Zoological Society, the recovery has enabled them to put together a “remarkably complete” track of Hardy’s migration — although the turtle’s whereabouts today remains a mystery. Describing Hardy’s progress in a press release, BZS stated:
“What was thought to be his final satellite location was recorded on September 29 at the southeastern end of Andros Island. “Hardy appeared to be continuing his migration when this transmission was received. Why the transmissions stopped was not clear. To everyone’s surprise, after nearly two months of silence, the transmitter began sending location data again on November 27″.
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This Week In Turtles…
Celebrate Earth Day at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. A natural area cleanup, sea turtle yard tours, hiking and a composting presentation are scheduled at Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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