Florida Bay - Loggerhead Capture
Researchers with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the
Florida Marine Research Institute study the distribution of marine
turtles in Florida Bay. Here, turtles are captured by hand and
brought into a boat for a blood sample, measurements and tagging.
Tagged turtles can be recaptured in the future for growth rate
analysis. Turtles captured in Florida Bay and female turtles
nesting on Florida's beaches are also occasionally fitted with a
satellite transmitter which sends a signal for several months and
allows us to follow movements and track migration patterns.
Image Credit: Barbara Schroeder