The STFERL is using satellite telemetry to characterize sea turtle movement, behavior and use of nearshore habitats in the western Gulf of Mexico. STFERL's tracking program is designed to fill voids in our knowledge of the in-water dynamics of Kemp’s ridley, green and loggerhead sea turtles and generate data essential to revising the Kemp’s Ridley Recovery Plan. The STFERL deployed its first satellite transmitter on a juvenile Kemp’s ridley in September 2004 and, depending upon species, has tracked juvenile, subadult and adult ridleys, greens and loggerheads since then.
Satellite Tagging and Release of a Juvenile Kemp’s Ridley
Release of a Satellite_Tagged Post-Nesting Kemp's Ridley: Photos
Release of a Satellite-Tagged Subadult Kemp's Ridley: Photos
TAMUG Kemp's Ridley Tracking on Seaturtle.org
Many thanks those who have donated to our satellite tracking efforts through HEART and Seaturtle.org, including: Carole Allen, Carolyn Brightman Irvine, Nancy Kanady, Les Pugh, June Rodriguez, and Frances Ryan!