Sightings Mapped by Year & Species
This map shows the locations of all reported sightings of sea turtles, by species, in 2017. Characteristics which identify juvenile loggerhead, green and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles can be difficult to observe on a live, swimming turtle. Therefore each sighting plotted here represents one of the four species, but identification is not certain.
Clicking on a sighting icon in the map will provide information about that specific sighting.
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