A project of IVIC in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
|Name||Species||Life Stage||Release Date||Last Location||Days Transmitted|
|Carlos Coste||Green Turtle||Adult||2012-06-29||2012-08-22||54|
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Isla de Aves Wildlife Refuge is a small and isolated island located 670 km north of Venezuela. The island is one of the most important nesting sites in the Caribbean for the green turtle, Chelonia mydas. The high concentration of breeding individuals around the island has made it possible to observe, capture and sample adult male green turtles, which are typically underrepresented in studies of marine turtles. Since 2008, around 100 male green turtles have been tagged and sampled at Isla de Aves for genetic and other studies. The current satellite-tracking effort complements these studies and is the first of its kind in Venezuela.
The project is a collaboration between Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC), Chelonia Inc, seaturtle.org and the California Academy of Sciences.