Tracking Mayor Mort


Release Date: February 14, 2017
Transmitter Type: Wildlife Computers Splash10F-351
Data Collected: GPS location, Water Temperature, and Behavior Information
Expected Lifespan of Tag: 1 Year, depending on battery life

Distance From Juno Beach:
(straight line distance): 0.2miles
Current Water Temperature: 73.5 °F
Nearest City: Juno Beach, Florida
Recent Coordinates: Latitude: 26.893, Longitude: -80.052
Total Distance Traveled: 7.4 miles


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Mayor Mort has stayed close to shore since being release on Valentine’s Day. Although some of the locations appear to place the turtle on land, this is actually just a result of normal error in the satellite readings. Location information is calculated by measuring the Doppler shift of the transmitter messages. The Doppler effect is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer relative to its source. A classic example is a person standing at a train station. As the train approaches, barrels by you, and moves away the sound you hear changes. In this case, the frequency of the signals sent from the turtle’s transmitter is picked up the passing satellites overhead.