Checking in 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
It’s time for the next transmitter update. While both turtles are still in the same general areas, there might be some news coming.
Everett has moved slightly away from his cluster of hits west of the Marquesas, and may be moving elsewhere. Of course, he could just be looking a bit further than he has to date. Stay tuned to find out what he does next.
Peter is still in the same basic area but as you can see on the map, he is moving around within that area. I would assume he is just searching out the best foraging areas.