IHAGGAN, "the sea turtle" in the local Chamorro language, posts articles of relevance to sea turtle conservation in the Mariana Islands (CNMI and Guam) in particular and to Micronesia and the Western Pacific in general.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Third sea turtle tagged in CNMI
Kagman High School Students with Limwamway.
I am happy to announce that the 3rd and final sat tag has been deployed (tonite
6/15) on a turtle named Limwamway (beautiful in Carolinian) by Kagman High
School Marine Biology Club members. Kagman High School is very near to Tank
Beach (where this turtle nested) so it made sense to include the students thatlive so close to this beach in this exciting event (see attached photos)! KSPNTV news channel was there to capture the occasion and interview the students sostay tuned to the 6:00 news the next few nights. This turtle was equipped witha larger tag (model TAM 4510) than the other 2 turtles, so her battery life willhopefully last longer than the others allowing for more locations/info to be
gathered. The tag ID # was 25313, serial #: 646372.
This was nesting event # 4 for Limwamway and the CNMI DLNR Sea Turtle Program wish her safe travels in the near future! Cheers and thanks to everyone who made this project possible, Tammy