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Satellite Tracking
Fall 2011 Sea Turtle Release - Follow the Sea Turtles!

In late October 2011, IMMS returned fourteen endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to their home in the Mississippi Sound. These sea turtles were all rescued during the spring following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and rehabilitated at IMMS's Center for Marine Education and Research. Most of the sea turtles were caught on hooks at local fishing piers. Before being released, 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 in Mississippi. The satellite tags will allow us to learn valuable information about the movement migration patterns of this endangered species.


 

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