Kiki's Journey 2008
Kiki the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) was waved off on a very important journey across the high seas in May – with a top of the range satellite tag attached to her shell.
Follow Kiki's journey using our satellite map. The map will update itself every time Tily comes up to breathe as she swims across the Western Indian Ocean.
Kiki was tagged on Vamizi Island, in the far north of Mozambique, where she was nesting. She laid six nests in total, which were monitored until they hatched, before setting off on her migration back to her feeding grounds. In the first few weeks since she was tagged she stuck close to home venturing no further than around 30 km from the northern end of the island but once she had finished laying all her nests she ventured much further. The map below shows how far she travelled last year on her migration.
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.