Hi all,

As you have seen from Kerry's last few posts here and here, the 2010 sea turtle release was a spectacular event! A few hundred lucky beach goers looked on as the turtles were removed from their boxes and placed on the sand for release. A total of 18 endangered animals were released back to the big blue during this event.

Four of these turtles were outfitted with Wildlife Computers SPLASH satellite telemetry tags. These tags will collect information including location, dive depth and time at depth data. The data is transmitted from the tag to an Argos satellite and then to my computer. I log on every morning at 5:00 a.m. to check the turtles.

Usually I breath a huge sigh of relief when I see that all the tags are still transmitting and that the turtles appear to be doing well re-entering their habitat.

Below is a new map of the data transmitted today - it's hot off the press so enjoy!

These turtle tracks can also be monitored on a daily basis and or adopted on seaturtle.org by clicking here.

- Connie

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