Location and movements of Yalimapo, tagged in French Guiana

Turtle Name: Yalimapo

Deployment location
French Guiana

Deployment coordinates
W53°57/N5°45

Deployment date
26 July 2005

Current location
See 'Tracking entries' below

Carapace length
160cm

Flipper/pit tag number
062E-3E19

Turtle's sponsor/s
and team in charge

::: Remarks :::

Since its release Yalimapo has traveled over 6687 km and dove over 1020 m. Since the last transmition in 02/20/06, we have not received new information on its location. Based on the last data received, researchers believe that Yalimapo is most likely still alive, but its transmitter probably has just a general failure, something (such as algae or barnacles) growing over the salt water switches causing the transmitter to register as being underwater even when the unit is above the water, or the harness coming off earlier than anticipated. Hopefully we will be receiving new data on its location any time soon.  

 

The leatherback turtle named Yalimapo. / ©: Claude Rives - Merimages
The leatherback turtle named Yalimapo.
© Claude Rives - Merimages
Map locator for this leatherback. Click to view an enlarged animated version. The latest positional ... / ©: WWF/CCC
Map locator for this leatherback. Click to view an enlarged animated version. The latest positional maps are available below.
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