Beach Kinguere (National Park Pongara)
Lat: 0° 17,508' N
Long: 9° 18,268' E
102 cm (Big hump on his back)
68238 / 10122 (antenna pointing backward)
Hour of departure at sea
Team in Charge
Quasimoda, named after a peculiar "hump" on its carapace,
is an adult female leatherback encountered by WWF and partners. She was found nesting on the morning of March 5, 2006, in Pongara National Park in Gabon. She is one of several African leatherbacks that demonstrate with their travel routes the connection between African nesting sites and their corresponding feeding grounds in the South-Western Atlantic, along the South American coast.
A harness with a satellite transmitter was applied after she finished nesting.