Where are Jack and Apollo?
By Dean Bagley, UCF Marine Turtle Research Group
When we left off last week, Jack was up off of Cape Canaveral, not too awfully far south of the Trident submarine turning basin (and the new kiosk) at Port Canaveral. Since that time, Jack has spent most of his time off Central Brevard, going back and forth off the beaches. Most recently, he made a trip south, as far as the flashing light in Floridana Beach, before turning around and heading back north. His turnaround was on the morning of June 17, 2019; his last location for this update was also on June 17 at 6:17 p.m., off Spessard Holland South.
Apollo continues to spend time off the Cape. Last week, he was opposite his deploy location (roughly 150 meters north of the Publix parking lot at the Driftwood Plaza) in Melbourne Beach. He was making his way north again, after a foray south. He made it back to Cape Canaveral and has been spending all of his time in about a 5 km area south of the Cape itself. He is truly living up to his name!
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