Location and movements of Idun, tagged in Panama

Turtle Name: Idun

Deployment location
Playa Chiriqui
, Panama

Deployment coordinates

N09°00   W081°42

Deployment date

17 Jun 2005

Current location

See 'Tracking entries' below

Team in charge of deployment & tracking
Carapace length 152cm

Flipper/pit tag number
RR tag: CH2218 (new tag)
LR tag: CH2217 (new tag)

Turtle's sponsor/s
::: Remarks :::
Idun: (pronounced "e-den") is an adult female leatherback sea turtle. She was encountered nesting on June 17, 2005, in Zone 3 on Chiriqui Beach in Panama. She measured 152 cm in curved carapace (shell) length, just the average size of leatherback turtles nesting on the Caribbean coast of Central America.

Idun had not previously been encountered on this beach and did not carry any flipper tags. Monel metal tags with the numbers CH2217 and CH2218 were attached to her rear flippers. A harness with a satellite transmitter was applied after she finished laying 52 normal eggs and 43 yolkless eggs.
The leatherback turtle named Idun. Click to view an enlarged picture / ©: WWF-Canon / Carlos Drews
The leatherback turtle named Idun. Click to view an enlarged picture
© WWF-Canon / Carlos Drews
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
© WWF / CCC

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