Cachupa - Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) 2005: Loggerhead Turtles
A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.
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Cachupa continues to send decent quality locations from her foraging ground off Guinea / Sierra Leone. We expect she will remain here for some months, and possibly return to nest at Cape Verde again next summer, or the year after.
"Cachupa" is named after a favourite Cabo Verdean dish of Beans and fish, eaten frequently throughout the Cabo Verdean islands, and more frequently at the turtle camp at Boavista, where this turtle was released! Cachupa is often referred to as the staple food of Cabo Verde.
However, Cachupa the turtle was found nesting on Joao Barrosa beach, Boavista, some few miles south of the camp. At 95cm carapace length, she was a particularly large turtle and was equipped with a dive recording satellite transmitter.
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