RECAPTURED GREEN TURTLE BROUGHT TO LAMU MARINE CONSERVATION TRUST FOR TAGGING

KE 2174 RM 19A green turtle was recaught accidently by a fishermen in his fishing net and was brought in to LaMCoT. The turtle had a tag number of KE 2174, this meant that she had been caught before and brought to LaMCoT for the first tagging. Because it had already been tagged, there was no need of tagging her again. She was then measured again to record her growth rate and time difference.

Going back to our records we found out the following results;

First caught on 8th Feb 2007

CCL = 54 Centimetres

CCW = 49 Centimetres

Tag number = KE 2174

Recaptuerd on 15th Aug 2010

CCL increase to = 70.3 Centimetres

CCW increase to = 64.2 Centimetres

 We found out that the time and size difference from the first catch to the second catch was as follows;

 Time difference = 2 years, 6 months

Size difference, CCL = 16.3 Centimeres

CCW = 15.2 Centimetres.

As usual she got adopters and was returned to her habitat.

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