Sea Turtle Tracking: Active Sea Turtles

 

Active Turtles
Ariel
Ariel is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2019 from south of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She measured 87.8 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 81.2 cm curved carapace width. Ariel took part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsors, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 2,125 km / 1,321 miles
Ariel
Updated 10 hours ago.
Bortie
Bortie is an adult female loggerhead sea turtles released on June 19, 2018 with a satellite transmitter after nesting on Coquina Beach. She measured 87.1 cm in curved carapace (shell) length. Bortie took part in the 2018 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsors, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch & Bortell's Lounge. View migration map.

Last location update: 9 hours
Cumulative distance: 4,410 km / 2,740 miles
Bortie
Updated 9 hours ago.
Caroline
An adult female loggerhead sea turtle to be released with a satellite transmitter on July 30, 2017 from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She measured 89.0 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 84.2 cm curved carapace width. Caroline is taking part in the 2017 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, Carolina Skiff. View migration map.

Last location update: 587 hours
Cumulative distance: 3,882 km / 2,412 miles
Caroline
Updated 587 hours ago.
Euphorbia
Euphorbia is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle released on November 13, 2018 from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. She was found wounded swimming in the intake canal of the Port Everglades power plant on April 3, 2018. Gumbo Limbo Rehabilitation Facility treated Euphorbia for multiple predator related injuries to her front flippers. After over six months of rehabilitation, Euphorbia has completely recovered from her injuries and is ready to return to the ocean. Euphorbia measured 90.7 cm straight carapace length and weighed 250 lbs upon release! Data © Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. View migration map.

Last location update: 9 hours
Cumulative distance: 3,186 km / 1,979 miles
Euphorbia
Updated 9 hours ago.
Freckles
Freckles is an adult female leatherback sea turtle that was observed nesting on May 22nd 2020 on Jupiter Island, Florida.  She is an average size Florida leatherback measuring 150.5 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 107.0 cm curved carapace width. Freckles is taking part in the 2020 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, Sea Turtle Conservancy.
View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 583 km / 362 miles
Freckles
Updated 10 hours ago.
Hope
Hope is an adult female leatherback sea turtle that was observed nesting on May 23th 2020 on Jupiter Island, Florida.  She is a rather large Florida leatherback measuring 161.0 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 114.0 cm curved carapace width. Hope is taking part in the 2020 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, Turtle & Hughes, Inc. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 993 km / 617 miles
Hope
Updated 10 hours ago.
Jessie
Jessie is an adult female leatherback sea turtle that was observed nesting on May 23th 2020.  She is a small Florida leatherback measuring 146.5 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 111.0 cm curved carapace width.  When encountered on May 14th 2020, Jessie had a new injury probably caused by a boat strike. Jessie was named by her Sponsor, Certina Watches. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 570 km / 354 miles
Jessie
Updated 10 hours ago.
Kirby
Kirby is an adult male loggerhead weighing 101.2 kg and 96.7 cm curved carapace length. Kirby was was found floating near Indian Rocks Beach on January 29, 2019. Kirby was rescued and had a T-shaped wound on his head, several barnacles and algae on his carapace. He also had a buoyancy issue suspected to be caused by a GI tract problem. He was treated at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and was released on May 14, 2019 with a satellite transmitter. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 4,590 km / 2,852 miles
Kirby
Updated 10 hours ago.
Mei Mei
Mei Mei is an adult female green sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on August 4, 2019 from Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. She measured 104.0 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and was named by her sponsor, JD.com. She is taking part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles. View migration map.

Last location update: 562 hours
Cumulative distance: 2,539 km / 1,578 miles
Mei Mei
Updated 562 hours ago.
Mojito
Mojito (aka Moji) is an adult hawksbill sea turtle released on July 16, 2017 with a satellite transmitter. She was encountered at 11:45 pm on July 16 on Lovers Beach, Nevis. She measured 75.8 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 72.3 cm curved carapace width. Mojito took part in the 2017 Tour de Turtles. View migration map.

Last location update: 2 hours
Cumulative distance: 3,199 km / 1,988 miles
Mojito
Updated 2 hours ago.
Mr T
A magnificent adult male loggerhead sea turtle, Mr. T weighs in at just under 200 pounds. Mr. T was rescued offshore of Tavernier in early February.  Mr. T was floating and had a fishing hook with trailing line lodged in his mouth. Mr. T is fully recovered and ready to return to his ocean home just in time for sea turtle mating season in the Florida Keys!  Mr. T will be fitted with a small transmitter and released on May 7, 2019Data © Mote Marine Laboratory. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 3,087 km / 1,918 miles
Mr T
Updated 10 hours ago.
Patches
Patches is an adult hawksbill sea turtle released on July 21, 2019 with a satellite transmitter after nesting on the beach at Cade's Bay Beach, Nevis.  She measured 85.7 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 81.4 cm curved carapace width. Patches is taking part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsored, Four Seasons Resort Nevis. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 1,289 km / 801 miles
Patches
Updated 10 hours ago.
Sally
Sally is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on July 29, 2017 from south of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She measured 86.9 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 82.7 cm curved carapace width. Sally is taking part in the 2017 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsors, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. View migration map.

Last location update: 105 hours
Cumulative distance: 6,645 km / 4,129 miles
Sally
Updated 105 hours ago.
Tamarind
Tamarind is an adult female leatherback sea turtle that was observed nesting on May 21st 2020 on Jupiter Island, Florida, USA.  She is a small Florida leatherback measuring 147.5 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 97.5 cm curved carapace width. Tamarind is taking part in the 2020 Tour de Turtles and was named by her Sponsor, Atlantis, Paradise Island.
View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 717 km / 445 miles
Tamarind
Updated 10 hours ago.
Ursula
Ursula is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle to be released with a satellite transmitter on July 27, 2019 from south of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She measured 100.1 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 92.0 cm curved carapace width. Ursula is taking part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, Disney Conservation Fund. View migration map.

Last location update: 10 hours
Cumulative distance: 2,728 km / 1,695 miles
Ursula
Updated 10 hours ago.


Recent Turtles That Are No Longer Transmitting
Lulu
Lulu is an adult female loggerhead sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on July 28, 2019 from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. She measured 94.2 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 87.1 cm curved carapace width. Lulu is taking part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, Honu. View migration map.

Last location update: 802 hours
Cumulative distance: 2,789 km / 1,733 miles
Lulu
Updated 802 hours ago.
Sage
Sage is an adult female green sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on August 3, 2019 from Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. She measured 110.0 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and was named by Sea Turtle Conservancy. She is taking part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles. View migration map.

Last location update: 1,327 hours
Cumulative distance: 1,785 km / 1,109 miles
Sage
Updated 1,327 hours ago.
Shelly
Shelly (locally known as Cera Cry, "Big Tortoise") is an adult female leatherback sea turtle encountered nesting on May 25, 2019, on Soropta Beach, Panama. She measured 147.6 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 103.6 cm curved carapace width. She was named by her sponsor, Tarte. Shelly was seen nesting again in Soropta on June 3, 2019. View migration map.

Last location update: 1,449 hours
Cumulative distance: 11,011 km / 6,842 miles
Shelly
Updated 1,449 hours ago.
Spongie
Spongie is an adult hawksbill sea turtle released on July 20, 2019 with a satellite transmitter after nesting on the beach at Cade's Bay Beach, Nevis.  She measured 82.2 cm curved carapace (shell) length and 80.2 cm curved carapace width. Spongie took part in the 2019 Tour de Turtles and was named by her sponsor, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. View migration map.

Last location update: 1,305 hours
Cumulative distance: 2,010 km / 1,249 miles
Spongie
Updated 1,305 hours ago.
St Thomas
Thomas was rescued in October, 2018, 3 miles offshore of Big Coppitt Key where he was found debilitated and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.  St. Thomas’ treatment at the Turtle Hospital included five tumor removal surgeries, broad spectrum antibiotics, anti-parasitic medications, vitamins, and a healthy diet of fish, squid and greens.  St. Thomas is strong and tumor free!  St. Thomas was released with a small transmitter on July 19, 2019. View migration map.

Last location update: 1,210 hours
Cumulative distance: 1,293 km / 803 miles
St Thomas
Updated 1,210 hours ago.
Vida
Vida is an adult female green sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter on August 6, 2018 from Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. She measured 115.0 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and was named by her sponsor, Pura Vida Bracelets. She is taking part in the 2018 Tour de Turtles. View migration map.

Last location update: 849 hours
Cumulative distance: 3,440 km / 2,138 miles
Vida
Updated 849 hours ago.
Yamato
Yamato is an adult female green sea turtle released on October 17th, 2019 from Gumbo Limbo Nature Center’s Rehabilitation Facility. She was gravid and suffered from a boat strike injury to the carapace which left her partially paralyzed. With a little help from our rehab team, her injuries were treated and she successfully passed all of her eggs. After 3 short months, Yamato made a full recovery and was released at Spanish River Park, FL. Euphorbia measured 105.0 cm straight carapace length and weighed 160.0 kg upon release! Data © Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. View migration map.

Last location update: 1,234 hours
Cumulative distance: 1,043 km / 648 miles
Yamato
Updated 1,234 hours ago.

If you don’t see your turtle listed above, please check the full list of sea turtles tracked through the STC website.

Note About Location Points: STC does not receive location points every day. Some location points are provide by researchers and are posted on the maps as soon as we receive them. There may be times when there are no new points for several weeks. This is most likely the result of the sea turtle not staying at the surface long enough for the transmitter to be picked up by enough satellites. It takes several satellites to pick up the location of a transmitter and the transmitter antenna needs to be out of the water long enough for the satellites to pick up the signal. STC will continue to post new positions as soon as we receive them.