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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2010-07-01 04:00:00
Release Location: Keewaydin Island
Last Location: 2012-04-30 22:28:59
Jill was first seen nesting on Keewaydin Island on June 8, 1997 and was flipper tagged by a Conservancy intern named Jill, who is now a GIS specialist for the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Reserve. She continues to help protect Keewaydin’s turtles by mapping the exact location of their nests and monitoring shoreline erosion on the island. Jill (the turtle) nested five times in 1997, four times in 2000. The 768 eggs from those nests resulted in 620 hatchlings reaching the Gulf. She had not been seen again on Keewaydin since 2000 until she was spotted nesting at 2:24am on July 1st, 2010. After she received her satellite tag, she was observed nesting one more time this nesting season.