Location and movements of Dona Divina, tagged in Pontal do Ipiranga

Turtle Name: Dona Divina

Deployment location
Brazil - Espírito Santo - Pontal do Ipiranga Beach

Deployment coordinates
S19,168° W39,711°

Deployment date

13 December 2005

Current location

She died in a fishing net at Espírito Santo - Brazil

Turtle's team in charge and sponsor/s

Flipper/pit tag number
48825/48833

::: Bad News:::

Dona Divina was photographed on December 13 at the Pontal do Ipiranga beach. This turtle had already been captured 3 times before. She was caught twice after the installation of the transmitter. During this period she was in the waters of the state Espírito Santo (BRA). On January 9, when Dona Divina was crossing Rio Doce's river mouth, she was caught in a fishing net, which sadly caused her death.
The leatherback turtle named Dona Divina. Click to view an enlarged picture. / ©: WWF
The leatherback turtle named Dona Divina. Click to view an enlarged picture.
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