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Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project 2009 to 2014: Green & Hawksbill Turtles

A project of Marine Conservation Society.


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28.09.2011: Jerry was hanging out at Fish Cay when we last heard from him on the 4th Sept - and he sent one transmission on Sunday showing us he is still there - he has just passed his second year of transmitting, after 731 days of transmissions!!

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Species: Hawksbill
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Male
Release Date: 2009-09-23 15:31:00
Release Location: Fish Cay, nr. South Caicos
Last Location: 2011-10-09 14:06:08

Adoptive Parents:
Tim Hoblin
Joey Newsome
William J. Conner III
Rob & Gina | Atlanta, GA
Josh Cadwising
Tegan Chereches

Background

Jerry was caught by a South Caicos fisherman on the 22nd September north of Fish Cay. He had minor wounds, which were treated, and a soft plastron, suggesting that he is in breeding condition. The Turks and Caicos Islands Turtle Project procurred Jerry and promptly attached a Kiwisat 101 satellite transmitter to its carapace that evening. After a quick visit to the South Caicos school, where he was named by the pupils, Jerry was taken out to sea and released close to Fish Cay on the morning of the 23rd September.