Movements of Marine and Estuarine Turtles During Hurricane Michael

Turtles in Hurricane Michael

In October 2018, satellite and acoustic telemetry tags were used to track the survival of six turtles during Hurricane Michael. Researchers used Wildlife Computers SPOT and SPLASH tags on three turtles, and the other three carried acoustic tags. The long-term effects of Hurricane Michael on the Northwest Florida habitats are still unknown. Researchers are still working to understand how these large weather events affect habitat, especially in specific areas. What they did see was the amazing resiliency of marine and estuarine turtles.

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