Tracking Elsa

ELSA’S TRACKING STATISTICS

Release Date: 3-21-2015
Transmitter Type: Wildlife Computers Splash 10AF-296A
Data Collected: GPS Location, Water Temperature and Behavior Information
Expected Lifespan of Tag: 1 year depending on battery life


elsoDistance From Juno Beach:
(straight line distance): 814 miles
Current Water Temperature: 79º F
Nearest City: Campeche, Mexico
Recent Coordinates: Latitude: 20.446, Longitude: -90.766
Total Distance Traveled: 2,745 miles

 

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10/2/2015
The last transmission we received from Elsa was on September 19th. She was still foraging in the coastal waters off of Campeche, Mexico when we got her last signal. Elsa’s tag transmitted for 182 days and has sent our biologists a lot of great information. There is a small chance that the tag will start transmitting again so we will keep our eye out for any new information.

9/14/2015
No real change in Elsa’s behavior, she is still foraging off the coast of Campeche, Mexico.

8/27/2015
Elsa is still foraging off the coast of Campeche, Mexico. Hopefully, she getting some good food and starting to store up lots of reserves for her next journey to the nesting beaches.

7/27/2015
As expected, Elsa is still located just north of Campeche, Mexico where she is likely foraging. Elsa seems to be behaving as a normal adult loggerhead turtle and has been sending biologists data for 128 days now.

7/16/2015
Elsa seems to have finally decided to go south to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. She is currently located just north of Campeche Mexico and is displaying a movement pattern that indicates she is probably foraging, which she would be expected to do for the next 6-8 months.

6/24/2015
Elsa seems to have finally decided to go south to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  She is currently located just north of Campeche Mexico and is displaying a movement pattern that indicates she is probably foraging, which she would be expected to do for the next 6-8 months.

5/22/2015
Elsa continued to swim west into the Gulf of Mexico. She is currently headed towards the Texas coast but could change direction at any time. Elsa is approximately 280 miles east of Brownsville, Texas. Keep and eye out to see where Elsa ends up!

4/30/2015
Elsa has continued to surprise biologists. She continues to swim west, further into the Gulf of Mexico. Elsa has now passed the continental shelf and is swimming in waters that are over 10,000 feet deep!

4/13/2015
Elsa surprised LMC biologists and left the Florida Keys. She entered the Gulf of Mexico on April 8th and is now located approximately 22 miles south of Marco Island in water that is about 25 feet deep. Keep watching her to see where she goes next!

4/8/2015
Elsa has traveled 357 miles since her release and is now located south of Key West, around the Marquesas Keys. This area is a known loggerhead foraging ground, so Elsa is likely in good company here.

4/2/2015
After being released, Elsa began migrating south. Elsa is currently located just off the coast of Key Largo in warm shallow waters. We will have to wait and see where Elsa ends up! Could it be the same foraging area that Captain Jack was hanging out at from April to August of 2014? Or will Elsa decide to mate and come back to nest on our beaches?

3/21/2015
Elsa was outfitted with a satellite tag before being released. This tag will allow LMC biologists to trackElsa‘s movements and behavior via ARGOS transmissions that are made every time Elsa surfaces to breathe. The GPS data are displayed on the above map, made possible by seaturtle.org.