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 â€œremarkably completeâ€ track of Hardyâ€™s migration â€” although the turtleâ€™s whereabouts today remains a mystery. Describing Hardyâ€™s progress in a press release, BZS stated:
â€œWhat was thought to be his final satellite location was recorded on September 29 at the southeastern end of Andros Island. â€œHardy appeared to be continuing his migration when this transmission was received. Why the transmissions stopped was not clear. To everyoneâ€™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 Centerâ€™s celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
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