A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2004-08-18 23:40:00
Release Location: Boavista, Cape Verde
Last Location: 2004-11-04 11:36:18
"Coronita" nested on Ervatao beach, Boavista on the night of the 18th August. She is the 9th turtle to be deployed with a satellite transmitter in this study. She last nested in 2001 when she was weighed in at 140lbs and was named after the project monitor who attached her transmitter. Coronita laid 4 clutches of eggs on Boavista this year, laying her last on the 9th October before leaving for easterly waters. She swam over 500km to the western coast of Africa, foraging on the rich waters from the African coastal currents. Her transmitter ceased to send messages on the 4th November.