ID ARGOS code for transmitter
Kiyú, San José Department, Uruguay
Lat. 34.708 S, Long. 56.696 W (decimal degrees)
29 October 2006
See 'Tracking entries' below
Team in charge of deployment & tracking
Flipper/pit tag number
LR Tag Number (or Pit tag): TTM 269
RR Tag Number (or Pit tag): TTM270
::: Remarks :::
Zoe, a healthy adult female leatherback, was incidentally captured by an entaglement net in the Rio de la Plata estuary, Uruguay. Local fishermen brought the turtle to the coast and immediately contacted members of the Karumbé project.
A satellite tag from PRICTMA (Argentina) was then brought from Buenos Aires, making possible to deploy the transmitter on the turtle after a tremendous team effort from both countries. Zoe's transmitter was attached as part of a cooperative project between Proyecto Karumbé and PRICTMA.