The Journey of a thousand miles...

Starts with a single splash!

Recently, a satellite tag from Crush, a green sea turtle from our 2007-2008 cold-stun season started transmitting again. This was a turtle that stranded on November 26, 2007 at Cold Storage Beach in Truro. The turtle was then transported to University of New England Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center in Biddeford Maine in January of 2008 to complete rehabilitation.

On August 27, 2008, the turtle was released at Dowse's Beach in Osterville, Mass. We release turtles from the Nantucket Sound side of Cape Cod so that the turtles do not have to swim out of Cape Cod Bay. Releasing the turtles from this area also reduces the chance of rehabilitated turtles restranding from being cold-stunned.

Below you can track the satellite hits since Crush has been released. Since the last hit from the tag the turtle has been out at sea for 196 days

Map of Crush location as of March 10th, 2009. The tag on the turtle has been functioning for 196 days. (Click to enlarge)

Thank you to Jessica Lavash for the satellite tracking map of Crush.


1 comment:

  1. Wow Crush made a wonderful recovery and went on to have an incredible journey.

    And it looks like Crush even came by my house last year! Great story!

    Here's to hoping Crush travels hundreds of more miles in his lifetime.