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EAU-PHELIA TRACKING STATISTICS

 


Release Date:
July 2, 2019

Transmitter Type: Wildlife Computers Splash 10F

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

Expected Lifespan of Tag: 6 months to a year

Eau-pehlia is a sub-adult loggerhead turtle that was brought to us by Inwater Research Group who monitors the intake canal of FPL’s St. Lucie Site. The turtle arrived at LMC’s Sea Turtle Hospital on March 2, 2019 underweight and in overall poor health due to chronic debilitation.

Eau-pehlia 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-phelia’s movements post-release by providing funding for the Wildlife Computer’s satellite transmitter that was affixed to Eau-phelia’s carapace (shell) prior to release.

 

Update 7/2/2019:
Eau-phelia, a sub-adult loggerhead turtle, was returned to its ocean home in a private release at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa today.