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Turtle Name: Ibélice

Deployment location
Chiriqui beach
, Panama

Deployment coordinates

9.011 N  81.71 W

Deployment date

June 16, 2006

Current location

See 'Tracking entries' below

Team in charge of deployment & tracking

Carapace length


Flipper/pit tag number

RF tag: V4236
LF tag: VA4246

Turtle's sponsor/s
::: Remarks :::

Ibélice is an adult female leatherback sea turtle that was encountered nesting in Zone 4 on Chiriquí Beach in Panama on June 16, 2006. She measured 156.1 cm in curved carapace (shell) length which is slightly larger than the average size (152 cm). Ibélice had first been encountered nesting and was flipper tagged with Monel metal tags on Chiriquí Beach in 2001.

Since then she had lost one of her flipper tags, but was retagged earlier in 2006 while nesting on Long Beach, Panama, located about 70 km north. She had also been seen earlier during the 2005 season. A harness with a satellite transmitter was applied after she finished nesting.
© Daniel Evans / Caribbean Conservation Corporation
The leatherback turtle named Ibélice. Click to view an enlarged picture.
© Daniel Evans / Caribbean Conservation Corporation
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