A project of PRICTMA.
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-10-29 12:30:00
Release Location: Kiyu, San Jose (Uruguay)
Last Location: 2008-09-08 20:28:24
Robin De Leon
Fjord- & Bæltcentret
Mrs. McKnight's 3rd graders
Ms.Kohlmann's Kindergarten Class
Zoe, a leatherback female was incidentally captured by an entaglement net in the Rio de la Plata estuary, at the locality of Kiyu, west of Montevideo (Uruguay). Local fishermen (Popo and friends) brought the turtle to the coast and immediately contacted members of the Karumbé project. A satellite tag from PRICTMA (Argentina) was then brought from Buenos Aires to Kiyu by an artist friend "Zoe", making possible to deploy the transmitter on the turtle after a tremendous team effort from both countries.
This turtle is now being monitored by PRICTMA (Argentina) in conjunction with Karumbe (Uruguay).