New data reveal on sea turtles tracked by IMMS

Sea turtles are rescued, cared for, and rehabbed by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

You may remember two sea turtles we reported on earlier, Magnolia, a green sea turtle, and Toni, a rare female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, named after our own Toni Miles.

Satellite trackers were placed on each of the turtles upon their release just south of Horn Island several months ago. The data from their satellite trackers recently is turning up new data and understanding when it comes to sea turtle habitats and migration patterns. IMMS Director Dr. Moby Solangi said, “It’s an incredible story. There are two species-the Kemp’s Ridley and the Green sea turtle. Each one is showing us for the first time how they use the habitat. One is on the mouth of the Mississippi River, heading to Mexico, and the other one is staying closer to the islands.”

You can track the turtles on the IMMS website at imms.org and click on the ‘Track our Turtles’ link.

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