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Tracking a leatherback sea turtle that was tagged on Sanibel Island

On April 17, 2020, a leatherback sea turtle nest was discovered on Sanibel Island. Christened ‘Juniper’, she has nested several more times since then on Sanibel and Captiva Island. Staff from the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation , in association with Florida Leatherbacks, Inc. were able to apply a satellite tracking device on her enabling us to follow her travels in the Gulf of Mexico. Leatherbacks are very large sea turtles, some weighing close to 2000 pounds!

You can follow her travels at https://www.trackturtles.com/juniper