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Satellite Tracking
April 2011 Sea Turtle Release in Cedar Key Florida

In April 2011, IMMS released ten endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles off the coast of Cedar Key Florida in the northern Gulf of Mexico. These sea turtles were all rescued from Mississippi and Alabama during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and rehabilitated at IMMS's Center for Marine Education and Research. It is believed that the sea turtles came to the Mississippi Sound to avoid the oil in the Gulf. Before being released, six of the sea turtles were equipped with satellite tracking devices that will allow IMMS researchers to better understand the movement migration patterns of the species. Little is known about Kemp's Ridley sea turtles from Mississippi. The satellite tags will allow us to learn valuable information about the movement migration patterns of this endangered species.


 

 

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