JANE'S TRACKING STATISTICS
Release Date: March 23, 2020
Transmitter Type: Wildlife Computers Splash 10F
Data Collected: GPS location, Water Temperature, and Behavior Information
Expected Lifespan of Tag: 6 months to a year
Jane is a sub-adult Kemp’s ridley sea turtle that was found by the biologists with Inwater Research Group at FPL’s St. Lucie site on December 15, 2019. The turtle had deep lacerations on the left front flipper, head, and plastron due to a shark bite. Thanks to the care of the veterinarians and veterinary technicians at The Sea Turtle Hospital at LMC, Jane was able to make a full recovery from her injuries and after three months in rehabilitation was released back into the ocean from Canaveral National Seashore.
Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are the smallest and most endangered of the seven sea turtle species that exist today, making the rehabilitation and release of these animals extremely important. Therefore, Jane was chosen as a great candidate for a satellite transmitter so that biologists can track her movements post-release.
Jane is named in honor of The Royal Poinciana Plaza, an iconic destination that serves as a jewel job oasis in the heart of beautiful Palm Beach. Built in the late 1950s it stands today as a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural gems. With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush, sprawling gardens, it offers a unique international shopping and entertainment destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat. To represent shared values with LMC surrounding women empowerment, The Royal Poinciana Plaza has named their sea turtle Jane. Jane is in honor of Lillian Jane Volk, a powerful female woven through the history of The Royal.
Final Update 8/18/2020
After 135 days of tracking, Jane’s satellite tag has stopped sending transmissions. Jane was located off Cape Canaveral, Florida when her last signal was received.
Jane remains located off Daytona Beach, Florida. She seems to be in good company in the area as there have been reports of adult female Kemp’s ridley turtles nesting on the beaches in the area earlier this year.
After spending around three weeks off Patrick Air Force Base, Jane began traveling north again and is now located off of Daytona Beach, Florida.
Since Jane’s release, she has traveled south along the Atlantic coast and is now located in the waters off Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Jane was released from Cape Canaveral today.