Spatial movements and foraging habitat of leatherback sea turtles from the St. Croix, USVI nesting population
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2008-05-19 02:48:00
Release Location: St. Croix, USVI
Last Location: 2008-05-28 06:05:00
This adult female leatherback (150cm CCL/118cm CCW) was tagged with a satellite transmitter and given a stomach temperature pill on 18-May-2008, while nesting at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (SPNWR), St. Croix, USVI.
The turtle, neamed "Queenie", traveled a minimum straight-line distance of 473 km during a 9.1 d internesting period. Queenie returned on May 28 to lay her 7th clutch of the 2008 nesting season. The transmitter was retrieved from Queenie's carapace and contained archival data for depth, stomach temperature and water temperature.
Queenie began nesting at SPNWR in 1997.