The map above represents Belle's full nesting and migration locations. To just view Belle's locations starting with her nesting in 2011, click here.
Cumulative distance traveled: 9470 km (5884 miles)
Distance covered since last location: 350 km
Average speed from last location: 1.82 kph (1.13 mph)
Time tracked: 1171 days
Notes: In 2008, Belle headed north along the Atlantic coast of the United States up to the waters off the coast of Delaware. During the colder winter months, Belle headed south to water waters off the Carolinas, returning north again as it got warmer.
Three years later, Belle returned to the Archie Carrr national Wildlife Refuge in Florida to nest during the 2011 nesting season. After finishing nesting, Belle is heading back north, probably to the same feeding grounds off the coast of Delaware.
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Map created by Sea Turtle Conservancy using Google Earth Mapping API. Data © STC & UCF.
This map is updated with new points as soon as they are received by the Sea Turtle Conservancy. The turtle icon location point is the most recent location received for this turtle. If the most recent point is more than two months old, then the transmitter is most likely no longer working.
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