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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-08-25 03:30:00
Release Location: Ervatao beach, Boavista, Cape Verde
Last Location: 2009-10-09 18:17:59
Jacquelin S. Kennedy
Connor and Kenzie Freeman
Maria Vieira de Almeida
This turtle was named Maggie Marine by Piper and Sydney Stump. The name Maggie is inspired by Magellan. He was a famous individual known for his travels and Loggerheads have the same love of travel. Marine represents and speaks to the ocean and Loggerheads are water creatures where the sea is their habitat.
This turtle was found on Ervatao beach by the monitoring team with Michael Coyne, Lucy Hawkes and Pedro Lopez-Suarez. At 89cm, she is on the larger side of the average size for a turtle in Boavista, and has scars on her flippers that suggest that she has been encountered and tagged here in previous seasons nesting at Boavista.