Tracking Eau-lympia



Release Date: August 24, 2021

Transmitter Type: Wildlife Computers Spot

Data Collected: GPS location, Water Temperature, and Behavior Information

Expected Lifespan of Tag: 6 months

Eau-lympia is a sub-adult loggerhead that was found floating in a marina in Stuart, Florida on May 24, 2021. Eau-lympia was underweight and in poor health due to chronic debilitation. After three months of treatment and care by The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Eau-lympia made a full recovery and was released back into its ocean home.

Eau-lympia is named for Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. With a name like Eau (pronounced “O” – French for water) and the Atlantic on their door step, Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is committed to ocean conservation and has dedicated their support to further LMC’s mission. Thank you Eau Palm Beach for your generous support and providing us the opportunity to track Eau-lympia’s movements post-release by providing funding for the Wildlife Computer’s satellite transmitter that was affixed to Eau-lympia’s carapace (shell) prior to release.

Final Update 2/10/2022
After 131 days of tracking, we received our last transmission from Eau-lympia on January 2, 2022. Eau-lympia was still located north of the Fort Pierce Inlet when the last transmission was received.

Update 12/10/2021
Since her release, Eau-lympia traveled north to the Fort Pierce Inlet. Eau-lympia seems to have settled into this area and is a good reminder to boaters to be vigilant while out on the water.

Update 8/24/2021
Eau-lympia was released from Juno Beach, Florida in a private release on August 24, 2021.