Greek loggerhead sea turtle news


This video from the USA is called Loggerhead Sea Turtle Hatching 8-7-10 Gulf Shores Alabama.

From seaturtle.org:

Satellite Tracking

Jairo

Movements and distribution of loggerheads from Mesolongi Lagoon, Greece 2013

A project of ARCHELON.

Species: Loggerhead
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2013-07-20 12:00:00
Release Location: Mesolongi
Last Location: 2014-02-14 20:52:53

Background

Jairo is named in honour of the Costa Rican sea turtle researcher that needlessly lost his life to murderous thugs while protecting the turtles he was so passionate about.

This was the fourth turtle to receive a satellite tag in Mesolongi Lagoon and the only one that was developed enough to be definitely a male. At 83cm long this was also the largest turtle to get a satellite tag.

Jairo was ‘living local’, then headed 140km south to stay a while off the shores of the SW Peloponnese. Remarkably he has since returned to within 1km of where he was first captured!

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