Pamela sets new record
By Dean Bagley
Modified by Susan Skinner
Pamela is doing just great and is currently at the north end of the foraging ground she has been using for the last couple of months. As of Feb. 13, Pamela is at 243 days of transmitting and counting, having surpassed the previous record of 232 days, set in 2015/2016 (transmitter deployed in 2015 and transmitted until 2016). I’m so happy to be able to give you this news.
The most recent GPS location from Feb. 12 is shown on the two maps and is immediately to the left of the date and time.
I was going through some data and need to make a correction to an earlier post. While it is true that Pamela transmitted beyond my longest transmission date of Jan. 13, I realized that the turtle that set that record had been satellite-tagged about two weeks earlier than Pamela, so to officially become the longest track, she needed to transmit until Feb. 2, which she has now done. I’m so sorry for my error, and wanted to set the record straight.
Over the holidays, she remained in that new area, north of Key Largo, and just north of the south side of Card Sound Road. Apparently she found something there that she liked. Hopefully she’ll continue to let us follow her for a long time to come.