Tily Turtle Tracking Map
Tily the green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) was waved off on a very important journey across the high seas in mid April – with a top of the range satellite tag attached to her shell.
Follow Tily'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.
Tily was tagged on Vamizi Island, in the far north of Mozambique, where she was nesting. She has laid three nests since mid march, 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 few weeks since she was tagged she stuck close to home venturing no further than around 30 km in any direction. This could be because she has more nests to lay before she could start her migration north. Keep visiting this page to find out how many nests she lays before she leaves and follow her journey to find out where she goes.
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.