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STRETCH UPDATES - COHORT 2

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  Send Questions to  loggerheadstretch@gmail.com Map of 25 Cohort 1 Loggerheads' Trejectories 17 Legacy Journal Publications That Form the Foundation For The STRETCH Project Kochi University Loggerhead Tracking Project PHASE II  6/14/2024 We have begun our second trip to Nagoya to attach 25 Spot 6 satellite tags and 3 Splash10 tags to the juvenile loggerhead turtles that were hatched in Koichi, Japan and raised at PNPA.  We will be starting the work on Monday, 6/17/24 at the aquarium.  We are planning on attching 7 tags per day for 4 days.  The turtles will then be kept in individual baskets in sea water to protect the sat tag antennas.   The MOL ship we are using to transport the turtles to the central north east Pacific is named the "Firmament Ace". You can follow the progress of the ship HERE  .  The ship will arrive in Nagoya Ko on 6/26 and the turtles will be loaded on the ship on 6/27.  Subsequently the ship will go to Yokohama to complete cargo loading and then wil

Latest Updates on the STRETCH Project

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Send Questions to loggerheadstretch@gmail.com Current Map of 23 Loggerheads Trejectories 17 Legacy Journal Publications That Form the Foundation For The STRETCH Project Kochi University Loggerhead Tracking Project    Above is a recently posted video of the release of the 25 juvenile loggerheads into the central northeast Pacific Ocean on July 11, 2023. Above is a Japanese language version of the release of the 25 juvenile loggerheads into the central northeast Pacific Ocean on July 11, 2023. Above is a Spanish language version of the release of the 25 juvenile loggerheads into the central northeast Pacific Ocean on July 11, 2023. Above is a video of the loading of the 25 juvenile loggerhead turtles onto the Galaxy Ace for eventual transport to the central northeast Pacific Ocean where they will be released. 5/10/2024 It has been a while since we have posted anything.  The first cohort of juvenile loggerheads has stopped transmitting because of low battery power and we are now in the pr