Pamela update: Signal lost
By Dean Bagley, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group
Modified by Susan Skinner
I’m sorry to say that the day we hoped would never get here has arrived. When I opened the data portal on March 6, there was nothing blinking back at me… Pamela has finally lost her transmitter after a record 254 days! She transmitted 22 days longer than any other adult green turtle we’ve tracked. She gave us a great track and allowed us to watch her movements over the last (more than) eight months. She was named for a great lady, someone I think we all would have liked, which made her story all the better.
Pamela transmitted for just three days after the previous update. She was still foraging in the area she had chosen several months ago, so it must have been a good spot. I’ll continue to think of her down there, munching away in the fields of beautiful turtle grass.
Thank you again to you all for your interest in this work, and for supporting it again in 2019. A special thank you to Justin Osborne and his family for providing the funds for a second transmitter to be named for his father, and Pamela’s husband, Jack.