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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2009-07-16 09:30:00
Release Location: El Almendro, Los Cóbanos, Sonsonate, El Salvador
Last Location: 2009-12-13 07:46:21
E W Cichowicz
AMITA is the third hawksbill to be tagged as part of the second satellite tracking campaign in El Salvador. Measuring 87 cm, she was fitted with a transmitter on July 16th 2009 at El Almendro beach, within the Cóbanos Marine Protected Area along the country’s western coast. Amita will provide critical conservation information for hawksbills nesting in this, the second most important nesting site for hawksbills in the entire eastern Pacific identified to date. The information generated will be used to help guide future research and conservation actions in the study region.
The tagging event was a joint effort between NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Southwest Fisheries Science Center, FUNZEL (Zoological Foundation of El Salvador), ICMARES (Marine Sciences Institute of the University of El Salvador), MARN (Salvadoran Ministry of the Environment), FUNDARRECIFE (Los Cóbanos Reef Foundation) and ICAPO (Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative). We are particularly grateful for CENDEPESCA’s collaboration in this effort.