Satellite Tracking of Nesting Females
(SatTrack)

Erica - Launched Sept. 2010

 

The ProTECTOR Satellite Tagging Program began in September, 2010 with the very first sea turtle to be tagged with a satellite transmitter in the history of Honduras. Her name is"Erica" and she's an adult Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea).

To see a map of Erica's travels soon after release click here.

To read about this satellite tag launch in Spanish click on the article in La Tribuna here (8.2 MB)

 

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Francisco Oliva helps Dr. Steve Dunbar to place the satellite tag on the turtle
Edilberto Montufar and Dr. Steve Dunbar attaching the tag to the turtle's carapace
Christina
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Cristina Martin is helped by Dagoberto Sanchez from the Honduras Military
Cristina Martin, Edilberto Montufar and Steve Dunbar with the sea turtle
Tag4Dr Steve Dunbar finishing the attachment of the satellite tag
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Cristina Martin with the turtle, just before her return to the ocean
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"Erica", the first Honduran sea turtle tracked by satellite
Erica, secretary of the Punta Raton Comite, after who the turtle "Erica" was named.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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