Satellite tracking: ‘Flappie’

27th August 2020
STCB staff and volunteers have patrolled Bonaire’s nesting beaches several nights during the 2019 & 2020 nesting season to deploy a satellite transmitter, sponsored by ContourGlobal, on a nesting turtle. However, we didn’t find a female turtle… until Wednesday 26th August, when a female hawksbill came ashore at Harbour Village Bonaire!

After ‘Flappie’ (named by ContourGlobal staff) finished laying her nest, we deployed the transmitter and she was released again around 3:00am. We would like to thank ContourGlobal for sponsoring this satellite transmitter, Harbour Village security guards Reyes & Jose for informing us and STCB’s volunteers for their enthusiasm and support (even at 3:00am!)!

‘Flappie’ covering up her nest at Harbour Village

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