Follow two loggerhead sea turtles as they embark on a journey reaching half-way around the world!
Dr. Scott Eckert, a Senior Research Biologist at the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute will track the roaming reptiles as they travel from their release site off the coast of San Diego, CA to their destination: the sandy beaches of Japan. Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Chairman of the Board George Gildred won the opportunity to name the two turtles in a recent fundraiser. The names he chose were Julie, named for his daughter, and Carie, named for a friend of the family.
The two loggerhead sea turtles were reintroduced to the ocean on October 5, 1998. Both have satellite transmitters glued to their shells. The transmitters send information about the turtles location to a satellite which relays the information to a computer. Scientists like Dr. Eckert use the information from the computer to map their location and learn more about sea turtles.
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