I'm an adult female leatherback sea turtle encountered nesting on May 27, 2011, in Zone 6 on Chiriquí Beach in Panama. I measured 159 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 113 cm curved carapace width. I was first encountered by STC researchers during the 2009 nesting season.
A satellite transmitter was applied to my shell after I finished nesting. You can view a slideshow of the attachment and release. Check out my marathon migration map, where you can follow along as I swim.
I'm being sponsored by Casa Tortuga, and was named Crystal by the students in the Henderson County Public School system (where clean water starts in the blue ridge mountains and flows to the sea). I'm swimming to raise awarness about the threat of poor Water Quality to sea turtles. Please help me raise awareness about my cause by supporting me!
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