Spatial movements and foraging habitat of leatherback sea turtles from the St. Croix, USVI nesting population
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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2007-05-22 00:58:00
Release Location: St. Croix, USVI
Last Location: 2007-06-01 01:36:00
This adult female leatherback (172.5cm CCL and 119cm CCW) was tagged while nesting at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge (SPNWR), St. Croix, USVI on May 22, 2007. Nine days later the turtle, named Francis-Josephine, returned to SPNWR to lay her fifth recorded clutch for the 2007 nesting season. The turtle's return allowed for the retrieval of her satellite-linked data recorder, which contained archival data for dive depth, stomach temperature and external temperature. The first record of Francis-Josephine nesting on SPNWR was documented on April 7, 1999.