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Since 1997, the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, located on Topsail Island in North Carolina, has worked towards caring for sick or injured sea turtles in order that they should be released back to the wild. Each year, the KBSTRRC admits dozens of turtles that have been found in North Carolina and elsewhere. Working in collaboration with the wildlife veterinarians from North Carolina State University and others, the staff of the KBSTRRC have successfully rehabilitated and released more than 100 sea turtles over the past 7 years.
The majority of turtles that have been released have been juveniles, and up until now there was no information available on where and how the turtles were going in the water. Now, with the help of satellite tracking, we can watch where some of the rehabilitated turtles go after their treatment at the KBSTRRC.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine/Coastal, ANW, USA, North Carolina, ANW, USA, South Carolina, ASW, USA, Florida, ASW, USA, Georgia, Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANW, USA, North Carolina [Marine Regions]
ANW, USA, South Carolina [Marine Regions]
ASW, USA, Florida [Marine Regions]
ASW, USA, Georgia [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
16 September 2009 - 28 September 2013

Taxonomic coverage
Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more, moredata creator
The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, moredata creator

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Based on this dataset
Coyne, M.S.; Godley, B.J. (2005). Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 301: 1-7, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2015-03-19
Information last updated: 2015-03-19
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