TRACKED SEA TURTLES
Odin is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) released from Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital on August 1, 2023. He was tagged by AMITW to contribute to a study of the movement patterns of adult male sea turtles in order to determine areas important to the survival of adult males. Satellite tagging was conducted under the authorization of Florida Fish and Wildlife Marine Turtle Permit#155.
Suzi is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) that was satellite tagged on Anna Maria Island on June 27, 2023 as part of the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Tour de Turtles. She traveled 1,656 km (1,029 miles) during the 137 days that her tag transmitted. This included laying multiple nests on Anna Maria Island and then traveling to her foraging ground off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico! She was named in memory of our previous Director, Suzi Fox. She, like her namesake, is an ambassador of sea turtle conservation and promoted awareness about the threat of Light Pollution to sea turtles. You can find her biography, her map, and information about Light Pollution and other threats to sea turtles at this link : Turtle Bio Page – Tour de Turtles
More Tracked Sea Turtles from Anna Maria Island:
All the sea turtles below are adult female loggerheads that nested on Anna Maria Island and were tracked by Sea Turtle Conservancy . Once they finished nesting, they traveled to their foraging grounds – the area where they spend from 1 to 3 years feeding and resting and building up energy to return to AMI to nest again. Note how they each go to different foraging grounds despite nesting on the same island. Click on the names below to see their tracks or click this link for all their bios.
Bortie Too (2019)
Eliza Ann (2017)
Release of Eliza Ann: