Beverly's Tracking Statistics
Tag Date: June 13, 2022
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Species: Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Date Tagged: Originally tagged on our beaches on June 3, 2005. Satellite transmitter was placed on June 13, 2022
Location When Tagged: Jupiter Beach, FL
We had not seen Beverly nesting on our beaches locally since 2016. Based on her circumference, we estimate that Beverly weighed ~980 lbs during our encounter with her in June, indicating that she is one of our largest turtles nesting on our local beaches. She was satellite tagged in an effort to update foraging locations for leatherbacks that nest in Florida.
This project was funded in part by a grant awarded from the Sea Turtle Grants Program. The Sea turtle Grants Program is funded from proceeds from the sale of the Florida Sea Turtle License Plate. Learn more at helpingseaturtles.org.
Beverly has returned! The night crew observed Beverly in Juno Beach on May 4, 2023. Unfortunately, she false crawled. The team hopes to see her again during a successful nesting attempt so that they can replace her satellite tag to track her for another season.
Update: Beverly nested on Sunday, May 15, 2023 and the team was able to successfully apply a new tag.
Current tag: May 15, 2023 - Present
Previous tag: June 13, 2022 - May 15, 2023