World Wildlife Fund Plays Tag and Ana is IT

Lisa Poppleton June 19, 2012 0

Turtle tagging is not a slow version of the classic children’s game, but a satellite tracking program supported by the World Wildlife Fund to better understand the movements of green and black sea turtles in the eastern Pacific Ocean and their intersection with marine fisheries.

Ana heads out to sea with her new transmitter. Photo: Philip Miller Rezk, www.seaturtle.org

A nesting female marine turtle, Ana, was fitted with her new transmitter this spring on a beach in Costa Rica and has since headed north to waters off the coastlines of Nicaragua and Honduras.  The data received from Ana’s transmitter and nine more transmitters scheduled to be deployed in the region will assist the WWF in making recommendations to fisheries and policy makers for the protection of marine turtles in the eastern Pacific.

To learn more about Ana’s journey, please visit http://seaturtle.org/tracking/?project_id=736.

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