Mock Tag Attachment
Back in November we (Geoge Balazs, Marc Rice and Larry Crowder along with Masanori Mori and Tomomi Saito) attached a mock Wildlife Computers satellite tag to one turtle in the first cohort of loggerheads being raised at the PNPA. Below are some images of the tag taken by Masanaori Mori over the last few months to keep track of the status of the tag attachment. These images were taken from various view angles on January 14, 2023, February 5, 2023 and March 22, 2023.
All aspects of the attachment seem to be holding up well since it was first attached on November 18, 2022.
|From the left side.|
|From the right side.|
|From the anterior.|
|From the posterior.|
|Looking down on the dorsal surface.|
The cohort has been growing nicely at an average rate of approximately 1 cm / month.