Satellite Tracked Sea Turtles
The Florida Aquarium believes that our sea turtle rehabilitation efforts do not end when our patients are ready for release, we also strive to ensure that they are able to thrive after their reintroduction. One way we do this is by monitoring their post-release behavior by temporarily applying a satellite tracking tag to their shell. These tags provide critically important information about diving, feeding, migratory and activity patterns all while recording corresponding environmental data such as water temperatures. These data help us better understand our patients behavior after reintroduction and provide key insight for future rehabilitation and conservation efforts.
Meet our rehabbed turtles and track their current location.
The Florida Aquarium uses a comprehensive conservation approach that amplifies our expertise, leverages partnerships and maximizes our ability to successfully protect sea turtles and restore their populations. This work cannot be done alone and we are proud to partner with the following agencies and organizations: