I'm an adult female loggerhead sea turtle encountered on July 31, 2010 nesting in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. I measure 92.4 cm in shell length. A satellite transmitter was applied to my shell after I finished nesting. You can view a slideshow of the attachment and release the next morning from the Barrier Island Environmental Ecosystem Center. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim.

I'm being sponsored by MeGotta and I'm swimming to raise awarness about the threat of Coastal Development - Sea Walls to nesting females. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!

Hope was named by Celeste McWilliams. Celeste explains her entry by saying, "Over the past few months, the mention of sea turtles has way too many negative associations, whether due to the harsh winter we had here in Florida or, even more so, the damage from the Gulf oil spill. The successful release and tracking of this turtle brings a huge sense of hope that the turtles are conquering these disasters and rebounding. This hope is the enlightening spirit for all of us, the turtles AND humans." Hope was a popular name and submitted by several people. This really brought home the message that this year particularly, this wonderful ambassador of the ocean can carry this uplifting message from Archie Carr to anywhere she may travel.

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