Everett and Peter staying put for now
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
Here are updates on our two transmitter turtles. Because they have remained in the same areas, I am sending a closer look at their locations.
Everett has remained in the same area west of the Marquesas where so many adult green turtles forage. His latest location as noon on Aug. 17, 2021, was immediately to the left of the date and time shown.
Peter returned (prior to our last update) to his original location to the east of Radabob Key and has remained there since. It seems that both of our turtles have found the foraging areas they like best. We’ll keep watching to see if they decide to make a move elsewhere, as they sometimes do.
Thank you again so much for your support of this project!