Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
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Title: Loggerhead sea turtle satellite tracking
Alternative Title: Caretta caretta
Creator: MacKenzie, Tom
Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: Loggerhead sea turtle satelitte tracking project
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Table Of Contents: Florida media witness the loggerhead turtle with satellite transmitter return to the sea near Melbourne Fl., Aug. 20, 1999. Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS. l-r) Barbara Schroeder, NMFS, Dr. Llew Ehrhart, UCF & Sandy MacPherson, USFWS, put the finishing touches on the fiberglass layers attaching a satellite transmitter on a loggerhead turtle on the Atlantic coast near Melbourne, Fl. Aug. 20, 1999 Photo by Tom MacKenzie, USFWS. A loggerhead turtle makes her way back to the Atlantic after laying eggs at the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, near Melbourne, Fl., Aug. 20, 1999. turtle nesting recovery endangered species Florida Marine Biologist beach Photos by Tom MacKenzie, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Abstract: Loggerhead sea turtle satelitte tracking project Understanding where loggerheads nesting in the United States go after they leave the nesting beach, what routes they take to get there, and where the principle feeding areas are located will help us learn what threats they face there and what we need to do to protect them," said Sandy MacPherson, national sea turtle coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a member of the research tagging team. "This information is critical to determine where international cooperation is needed to ensure recovery of sea turtles." http://southeast.fws.gov/news/1999/r99-084.html
Created: August 20 1999