Yertle the Turtle

Yertle the Turtle was tagged and released back into the sea on July 13, 2017 in Marymount University’s & Hawksbill Hope’s satellite tagging program. Reported on News 5 Belize by Andrea Polanco Yertle the Turtle can be tracked here: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=171273  

Sea Grape Hope for GPWS

Sea Grape Hope for GPWS was spotted by Marymount student Alex Hoelzel. She was tagged and released back into the sea on July 13, 2017 in Marymount University’s & Hawksbill Hope’s satellite tagging program. Alex Hoelzelis holding Sea Grape Hope for GPWS. From left to right: Kevin Andrewin, Mark Rimkus and Todd Rimkus. Sea Grape Hope for GPWS can be […]

CALLAMARS Hope for GPWS

CALLAMARS Hope for GPWS was spotted by Kevin Andrewin of Gales Point, Belize. She was tagged and released back into the sea on July 9, 2017 in Marymount University’s & Hawksbill Hope’s satellite tagging program. From front to back are: Cierra Schafer, Kevin Andrewin, Isiah Bailey, Jessie Brcker, Brandy Gott, Dante Betancourt, Mark Rimkus, Julie Weaver, Callahan Pels, Nancy […]

Milky Way

Milky Way was spotted by Philip Bui, Lauren Andryshak and Mark Rimkus as part of a study abroad course with Marymount University at Gales Point, Belize. After Milky Way nested and laid her eggs she was tagged and released back into the sea on June 18, 2017 in Marymount University’s & Hawksbill Hope’s satellite tagging program. You can follow Milky Way […]

Wabaki

Wabaki was tagged by Belize Audubon Society and intern Mark Rimkus just after she completed nesting on Half Moon Caye in Belize on July 29, 2016. You can follow Wabaki here: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?keyword=Wabaki

Meeko

We are using a different tag this year. Its a little bit more aerodynamic it will swim through the water easier on the turtles back and its got some nice bumpers on it. So, when the turtle is bumping up against coral it doesn’t wear off the antenna and so will keep a signal and […]

Shiloh 4 Hope

Shiloh 4 Hope was spotted by Mark Rimkus, Catina Boster, & Natalie Tinkham as part of a study abroad course with Marymount University. Shiloh 4 Hope, a nesting hawksbill found at Gales Point, Belize was tagged on July 18, 2014 in Marymount University’s & Hawksbill Hope’s satellite tagging program. You can follow Shiloh 4 Hope here: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=130824 […]

Greater Hope

Greater Hope was tagged and released 8/31/2013, thanks to Kevin Andrewin, who was able to tag Greater Hope by himself in the rain. Greater Hope was photographed in 2009 where she nested in the same location.  She was recognized from her barnacle pattern that remained the same since 2009. You can follow Greater Hope here: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?tag_id=130826

CareNaTo

While patrolling the beach on July 22, 2013 at approximately 2:00am students in Marymount University’s Belize study abroad program found a nesting female hawksbill sea turtle.  Dr. Rimkus from Marymount University, and Kevin Andrewin from Gales Point attached a satellite tag and released her. The hawksbill sea turtle was named CareNaTo in honor of Andy Brown’s Caretta Nature […]

Moochula

First turtle of 2012 is Moochula! Her name was chosen by Leonard from Gales Point who found her wedged under a root system at the edge of the shore. Moochula is a local word from a sambii song that means nice, fine, sooo good!