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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2004-10-15 14:00:00
Release Location: Port St. Joe, FL
Last Location: 2005-05-06 20:25:24
Morgan Lee Ball
Morgan was captured in the southern end of St. Joseph Bay on one of those netting days where the wind and the water dictate your every move, rain too. Dewayne was chosen to carry a transmitter because this turtle is approximately the same size as the average size of juvenile green turtles inhabiting St. Joseph Bay. Our hope is to document Morgan's overwintering behavior and to determine if this turtle leaves St. Josepeh Bay in the fall and moves to warmer water, or instead overwinters in St. Joseph Bay, possibly risking being stranded due to cold stunning episodes that have occured during three out of the past four winters.