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LAUREN
July 2012
TOPSAIL BELLE
July 2010
NEYTIRI
July 2010

SENNET
SEPT 2009
JUNE 6, 2007
PROGRESS
SEPT 15, 2004
NEMO
SEPT 15, 2004
CHILLY
June 2, 2004
JUNE 8, 2005
JUNE 8, 2005
JUNE 8, 2005
JUNE 8, 2005



Lauren

 
Michael Coyne and the tagging crew were able to attach satallite tags on two nesters summer 2010

This is Topsail Belle heading out with her new hardware

Follow her on seaturtle.org/tracking
TOPSAIL BELLE
Did Carolina Beach get our turtle?
 
NEYTIRI
Did she come back to Surf City



  SURF CITY








Surf City  is released with a transmitter June 6, 2007

The PTT  transmits messages to a polar orbiting satellite system called Argos.  Argos currently features 6 satellites that offer global coverage.  The satellites themselves are orbiting approximately 900 km above the earth's surface.  They all pass over the poles with each orbit and they receive the messages from the transmitter (while they are on the horizon) and calculate a location estimate for the source of the transmissions.  In this case, that "source" will be the sea turtles.

With this system the turtles can be tracked anywhere he might go for an indefinite period of time.  The tag being deployed is powered by a combination of primary batteries and solar cells.  It could last for may years, as long as the turtle remains alive and the tag remains intact with the antenna attached.  The unit will not only provide location estimates during the turtles travels but will also provide information about the depths of dives that the turtle undergoes.

TRACKING MAPS COURTESY

 

SEATURTLE.ORG

SURF CITY



SENNETT




OBEY


SHINN


AT II



BOGUE


PROGRESS


CHILLY


NEMO



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