Tracking Honda


Release Date: November 28, 2018

Transmitter Type:
Wildlife Computers Splash10F-344C

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

Expected Lifespan of Tag:
1 Year, depending on battery life

Honda’s Background Info:
Honda is an adult male loggerhead sea turtle that was found in the St. Lucie Power Plant intake canal on April 7, 2018. Upon admission to The Sea Turtle Hospital at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Honda was underweight and had an active infection. The turtle gradually made progress and was eventually medically cleared for release. Honda was released from Juno Beach on November 28, 2018 with a Wildlife Computers’ satellite transmitter.

Honda is named in honor of The Honda Classic, the largest golf event in Palm Beach County. The Honda Classic has created the Honda Classic Cares Foundation which reinvests profits from the event to help impact the lives of children in our community. The Honda Classic Cares underwrites a portion of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s educational programming. We are honored to partner with such a great organization that shares our passion for educating the next generation.

Final Update 4/1/2019:
On March 17, 2019 Honda started swimming south along the coast. Unfortunately, one day later his transmissions ceased. He was offshore of Sebastian, Florida when we received the last signal from Honda.

Update 3/11/2019:
Honda is still off the coast of Melbourne, Florida.

Update 2/25/2019:
Since the last update, Honda has moved slightly south and is now off the coast of Melbourne, Florida.

Update 1/30/2019:
Honda started traveling south on January 27, 2019 and is now located off the coast of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Honda’s movements are likely in response to the dropping water temperatures. We will keep a close eye on Honda to see where he goes now.

Update 1/23/2019:
Honda is in 130 ft of water, on the edge of the warm Gulf Stream waters off the coast of Daytona Beach.

Update 1/9/2019:
Honda is still located off the Daytona Beach coast.

Update 12/26/2018:
Honda continued to travel north and is currently off the coast of Daytona Beach, Florida in warm Gulf Stream waters.

Update 12/18/2018:
After a brief stay off the coast of Melbourne, Florida, Honda has traveled north since his last update and is now as far north as the Canaveral National Seashore.

Update 12/10/2018:
Honda has continued to travel north and is now just offshore of Melbourne, Florida. Honda is in 95 feet of water that is currently 76°F.

Update 11/29/2018:
Honda was released off of Juno Beach on November 28, 2018. Since his release yesterday, Honda has traveled approximately 5.5 miles and is currently just off-shore of Carlin Park.  See photos and videos from his release on our Facebook page.