Jack on the move again
By Dean Bagley, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group
I know it gets kind of boring after turtles reach their foraging grounds, because they’re there, and don’t really do much that we can see. Well, this week, Jack has given us something pretty cool to look at. Since Tuesday, he’s moved around a bit. In his last map, he had circled the Marquesas but come back to where he started in Boca Grande Channel. A couple of days later, on Aug. 8, he left the channel, made a larger circle around the Marquesas, and went east and north out into the Gulf of Mexico. His last hit put him approximately 43 kilometers north of the airport at Sugarloaf Key. As far as I know, there’s not much out there, so it will be interesting to see what he does next.
Apollo continues to forage south of the Naval Air Force Station on Boca Chica (for those of you who know Kim, she has confirmed the branch of the military, since I kept referring to it as the military base). His last location is to the right of the date and time.