Turtle tracking map
Claudia the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was waved off on a very important journey across the high seas in early April – with a top of the range satellite tag attached to her shell.
Follow Claudia's journey using our satellite map. The map will update itself every time Claudia comes up to breathe as she swims across the Western Indian Ocean.
Claudia was tagged on Vamizi Island, in the far north of Mozambique, where she was nesting. She laid 5 nests, 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 three weeks since, she has swum the length of Tanzania, rounding the large islands of Mafia and Zanzibar, and is now in Kenyan waters. No-one knows where her feeding grounds are. Follow her journey to find out more. Her journey is colour coded showing when she was at each location by the number of days since she was tagged. The map also shows depth contours and the direction and strength of oceanic currents, so it is possible to see what she is up against in her journey.
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.