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Satellite Tracking
Follow the Sea Turtles as They Make Their Way Home!

In late November, IMMS returned six endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtles to their home in the Mississippi Sound. These sea turtles were all rescued during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and rehabilitated at IMMS's Center for Marine Education and Research. It is believed that the sea turtles came to the Mississippi Sound to avoid the oil in the Gulf. Before being released, the sea turtles were equipped with satellite tracking devices that will allow IMMS researchers to better understand the movement migration patterns of the species. Little is known about Kemp's Ridley sea turtles in Mississippi. The satellite tags will allow us to learn valuable information about the movement migration patterns of this endangered species. Artist and friend, Marlin Miller, was there at assist with the Nov 20th release and Senator Thad Cochran (MS-R) participated in the Nov 23rd release.


 

Skipper

Squirt

Scuter

Crush

Marlin

Terry

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