Touching base 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
Everett is still in the same basic area west of the Marquesas in the area known as the Quicksands, which is also the study site for Inwater Research Group Inc. His last location was at 5:19 a.m. on Aug. 10, 2021, just to the left of the “8” for August in the map.
Peter has spent some time looking around, but has come back to the same general area north of Key Largo where he was on our last map. His last location is just to the right of the “m” in pm in the map and was received at 8:25 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2021.
Keep checking to see what happens next!