Palmer's Tracking Statistics
Species: Loggerhead sea turtle
Found Stranded: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Release Date: April 21, 2022
Palmer is a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle that was found stranded in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts as a part of a cold stunning event. Palmer was initially triaged at the New England Aquarium and was then flown in a private airplane to The Florida Aquarium for rehabilitation via Turtles Fly Too. After months of care, Palmer was cleared for release and was released with a satellite tag on April 21, 2022. At release, Palmer measured 44.5 cm straight carapace length (shell length) and weighed 17.5 kg. Palmer’s satellite transmitter was funded by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Grants Fund.