SEA TURTLE RECOVERY PARTNERSHIP

Tammie, a loggerhead sea turtle that had been rescued by US Coast Guard Cutter Lawrence Lawson off the coast of Cape May, New Jersey was found with propeller cuts on her carapace. She was brought to Sea Turtle Recovery (STR) for rehabilitation. Atlantic Marine Conservation Society “AMSEAS” worked with STR and Western Connecticut University’s Finding Our Way program to provide Tammie with a satellite tag, making her the first seat turtle rehabilitated by STR to receive one. These tags provide information about post-rehabilitation behavior and travel patterns and are an important research tool in conservation efforts. The Finding Our Way program is a year-long, hands-on learning program that gets students involved in the environmental sciences in their surroundings and fosters lifelong interest in protecting our environment.