Chip Block's Tracking Statistics
Tag Date: March 31, 2022
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Species: Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Date Tagged: Originally tagged on Jupiter Island on March 31, 2022. Satellite transmitter was placed on June 14, 2022 while the turtle was nesting by the pier on Juno Beach.
Location When Tagged: Juno Beach, FL
Chip Block is a "neophyte" in 2022, meaning that she was first observed and tagged in 2022. Based on her circumference, we estimate that Chip Block weighed ~650 lbs during our encounter with her in June, indicating that she is one of our smaller leatherbacks. 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.