Shakira

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A leatherback encountered nesting on May 18, at 11:01 pm. Curved shell length 152 cm, curved shell width 132 cm. She was one of the smaller leatherbacks. She was quite sensitive to the researchers presence and kept making fussy noises.  Researchers were very gentle with her.

WWFSTCRiverbanks Zoo & Garden Adessium Foundation


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Cumulative distance traveled: 410 km (255 miles)
Distance covered since last location: 73.62 km (45.74 miles)
Time tracked: 12 days

Average speed since release: 1.42 kph (0.88 mph)
Average speed since last location: 1.53 kph (0.95 mph)
Time since last location update: 19,786 hours


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