04 October 2009

Tom and Deep

Two more turtles got satellite tags this past week - both of them male Hawksbills! Maybe I was mistaken about how rare male turtles are (though, I browsed through the other tagged turtles on seaturtle.org and they were all female). These two were somewhat unexpected catches and, the researchers tell me, they're running low on tags. I think they only have 1 left. At about $3000 each, I doubt they'll be getting any more soon.

The two new turtles were named Tom and Deep, after the two main researchers. They can be followed here:
Tom - http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=90739
Deep - http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=90738

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