Monitoring Post-Nesting Movements of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles

Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Gladys Porter Zoo

DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP
Controlling Document: Unknown
Year Awarded: 0

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Sea Turtles

Project Description

Gladys Porter Zoo and NFWF are joining forces to tag 15 adult nesting female turtles in Mexico. Tracking their movements will help pinpoint turtle movements in relation to the spill, and target areas for sea turtle response and recovery efforts.

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Project ID: 432
Project Name: Monitoring Post-Nesting Movements of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
SourceUID: 432
Latitude: 23.19969483
Longitude: -97.79959891
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Monitoring and Observations
Additional Project Action(s):
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Sea Turtles
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2010
Implementing Organization: Gladys Porter Zoo
Implementing Organization Type: Private
Point of Contact – Name: None
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Project Comments: Primary nesting beach of Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, Rancho Nuevo, Tampaulipas, Mexico
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 60181
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Recovered Oil Fund for Wildlife
DWH Dollar Amount : 60181
DWH Source: BP
Fund Origin: Voluntary Agreement
Controlling Documents: Unknown
Award Year: 0
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0