An update on Everett and Peter
Editor’s Note: This year, the STPS Board of Directors has funded two satellite transmitters for Dean Bagley, a researcher with the University of Central Florida’s Marine Turtle Research Group. STPS has supported Bagley’s work researching male green sea turtles for several years. This year, the board has named the two male green sea turtles being tracked with the satellite transmitters. The first is named Everett, in honor of longtime STPS volunteer Everett Tindall who turned 91 in June. The second turtle has been named Peter, in honor of STPS founder Peter Bandre and the 35th anniversary of the organization in 2021. Dean Bagley will provide periodic updates to STPS as she tracks the turtles this summer.
By DEAN BAGLEY
UCF Marine Turtle Research Group researcher
Please see the maps for the latest locations on Everett and Peter. While they are still in the same general foraging areas, they both refined their locations just a little bit more this past week.
Everett moved exclusively to the west side of the area he’d been using, and the last location we received was on the southeast corner of that area at 9:49 on Sept. 21. At that time he was 1.23 kilometers SSW of the Marquesas, immediately to the left of the “9” in the date.
Peter, on the other hand, was almost exactly in the center of the area he’s been using since he reached the Key Largo area. His last location is the red dot at the tip of the white arrow at 5:22 p.m. on Sept. 20.
My apologies that these maps are not better labeled. Google Earth was updating their map data, and only a few locations showed on the maps this week. Stay tuned to see what might be new by next week.