Dude's Journey 2008
Dude, the second green turtle (Chelonia mydas) to be tagged in 2008, was released to complete her very important journey across the high seas in late July – with a top of the range satellite tag attached to her shell.
Follow Dude's journey using our satellite map. The map will update itself every time Dude comes up to breathe as she swims across the Western Indian Ocean.
Dude was the second turtle to be tagged on Vamizi Island, in the far north of Mozambique, where she was nesting. She has laid three nests so far, which will be monitored over the next few months until they have hatched, before setting off on her migration back to her feeding grounds. In the first month since she was tagged she stuck close to home venturing no further than around 30 km away from Vamizi island. But once she had completed all her nests she journeyed east to Madagascar and travelled up the western coast.
Software for data management and mapping, and live map kindly provided by seaturtle.org and their Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (Coyne MS, Godley BJ, 2005. Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT): an integrated system for archiving, analyzing and mapping animal tracking data. MEPS 301:1-7). See related links for more information.