In 2017 we are tracking a turtle named “Moana.” She was first encountered in Martin County in May of 2017 and was named by our team of volunteers.
Moana will be tracked as she leaves the nesting beach and makes her way north after nesting season is over. She has been outfitted with towed Fastloc GPS tag developed by Wildlife Computers. This tag records GPS location, water temperature and depth and will relay data via the Argos satellite system to our team daily. Data are plotted on this interactive map as it becomes available.
Explore the interactive map below:
Tracking of leatherbacks is a collaborative project with the NOAA Fisheries. If you wish to access these data for a school research project or wish to collaborate with us, please do not hesitate to contact us. We share and license data using a Creative Commons license