Keeping up with 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
This update finds our turtles in very much the same areas as the last update.
Everett has moved just a little south from his earlier location but is still in the same general area west of the Marquesas where we find so many other adult green turtles. His last location was a red dot immediately left of the “9” in the date at 4:33 a.m. on Sept. 8.
Peter has moved just a little north from his previous location but seems to like that area east of Radabob Key. His location at 8:19 a.m. on Sept. 8 was immediately to the right of the “m” in a.m. You can’t see the red dot that represents the most recent location as it is hidden by some older, tannish colored dots, but it’s there, and so was he!