Tracking Maps

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Satellite tags allow us to track marine mammals and sea turtles after they have been released. This provides us with valuable information about animal behavior, diving and feeding patterns, and more. Below are just some of the animals we have tracked using satellite tags, listed in the order of newest to oldest. Click on the tracking map link to see where the animal has traveled, and even adopt a select few!

MEGARA
MEGARA

NY5459-16
Released August 2, 2016

  • Species: Gray seal – Halichoerus grypus
  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: 4/22/2016
  • Stranding Location: East Hampton
  • Initial Problem: Broken jaw, right eye missing
  • Status: Released August 2, 2016
ANNIE
ANNIE

NY5477-16
Released July 28, 2016
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  • Species: Gray seal – Halichoerus grypus
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Pup
  • Stranding Date: May 27, 2016
  • Stranding Location: Atlantic Beach in Hempstead Bay
  • Initial Problem: Harassment, abrasion to left flipper, minor alopecia
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 28, 2016
  • Unfortunately we are experiencing technical difficulties with Annie’s tracking tag, and are unable to track her at the moment. We will post a map if it becomes available. Thank you for your continued support.
LEAFIE
LEAFIE

NY5348-15
Released July 13, 2016

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  • Species: Atlantic Green
  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: 12/04/2015
  • Stranding Location: Shinnecock Hills in Southampton
  • Initial Problem: Cold Stunned II
  • Status: Released July 13, 2016
NEREUS
NEREUS

NY5435-15
Released April 29, 2016

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  • Species: Harbor seal – Phoca vitulina
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: March 21, 2016
  • Stranding Location: Hempstead Bay
  • Initial Problem: Entangled in marine debris
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released April 29, 2016
APOLLO
APOLLO

NY5370-16
Released April 3, 2016

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  • Species: Harbor Seal – Phoca vitulina
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: December 23, 2016
  • Stranding Location: Montauk
  • Initial Problem: Respiratory congestion and ear infection
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released April 3, 2016
HERMES
HERMES

NY5339-15
Released January 17, 2016

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  • Species: Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: November 8, 2015
  • Stranding Location: Southampton
  • Initial Problem: respiratory congestion, dehydrated and underweight
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released January 17, 2016
ARES
ARES

NY5334-15
Released January 17, 2016

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  • Species: Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: October 12, 2015
  • Stranding Location: Quogue
  • Initial Problem: respiratory congestion, dehydrated and underweight
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released January 17, 2016
PROFESSOR X AKA CHARLIE
PROFESSOR X AKA CHARLIE

NY5238-15
Released July 15, 2015, and again in December 10, 2015

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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: April 9, 2015
  • Stranding Location: Robert Moses State Park
  • Initial Problem: Broken jaw, fever, and underweight
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 15, 2015 and rescued again December 5, 2015 trapped in a lock in Waterford, NY. He was released again on December 10, 2015.
DR. DOOM
DR. DOOM

NY5162-14
Released July 30, 2015

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  • Species: Kemp’s Ridley
  • Conservation Status: Endangered
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: 11/19/2014
  • Stranding Location: East Hampton
  • Initial Problem: Cold Stunned III
  • Status: Released July 30, 2015
GENESIS
GENESIS

NY5258-15
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  • Species: Gray Seal
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: April 30, 2015
  • Stranding Location: Smith Point County Park
  • Initial Problem: Underweight, and had alpoecia
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 21, 2015
HAWKEYE
HAWKEYE

NY5228-15
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  • Species: Gray Seal
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: March 23, 2015
  • Stranding Location: Sagaponack, NY
  • Initial Problem: underweight with wounds
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 24, 2015
IRON MAN
IRON MAN

NY 5204-15
Released April 11, 2015

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  • Species: Harbor Seal
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: January 19, 2015
  • Stranding Location: East Quogue, NY
  • Initial Problem: Pneumonia and seal pox
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released April 11, 2015
WHIPLASH
WHIPLASH

NY51206-15
Released March 24, 2015

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  • Species: Gray Seal – Halichoerus grypus
  • Gender: Male
  • Stranding Date: February 5, 2015
  • Initial Problem: Lethargic, hypothermic, underweight
  • Status: Released March 24, 2015
COMMODORE
COMMODORE

NY4981-14
Released March 15, 2014

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  • Species: Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina
  • Conservation Status: Protected
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: January 14, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Westhampton Beach, NY
  • Initial Problem: respiratory congestion and underweight
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released March 15, 2014
IVY
IVY

NY5159-14
Released January 25, 2015

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  • Species: Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: November 18, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Montauk, NY
  • Initial Problem: Respiratory congestion
  • Status: Released January 25, 2015
BEACON
BEACON

NY5089-14
Released October 11, 2014

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  • Species: Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Adult
  • Stranding Date: July 19, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Crab Meadow Beach Northport, NY
  • Initial Problem: seal pox and respiratory congestion
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released October 11, 2014
NEPTUNE
NEPTUNE

NY5040-14
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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: April 19, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Montauk, NY
  • Initial Problem: swollen flipper and a perforated eye
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released September 6, 2014
BUNNY
BUNNY

NY5042-14
Released 2014

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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: April 20, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Westhampton Beach, NY
  • Initial Problem: Fractured jaw and lacerations on flipper
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released September 6, 2014
MARIPOSA
MARIPOSA

NY5030-14
Released July 12, 2014

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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: male
  • Age: Yearling
  • Stranding Date: April 5, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Quogue, NY
  • Initial Problem: potential partial paralysis and seal pox
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 12, 2014
LINCOLN
LINCOLN

NY5035-14
Released July 5, 2014
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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Pup
  • Stranding Date: April 13, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Shinnecock County Park, Southampton, NY
  • Initial Problem: Suspect predatory wounds
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released July 5, 2014
KERRY
KERRY

NY5000-14
Released May 10, 2014

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  • Species: Gray Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: Pup
  • Stranding Date: March 3, 2014
  • Stranding Location: Wooded area, Hamptons Bays, NY
  • Initial Problem: Disoriented with wounds on body
  • Rehabilitation Status: Released May 10, 2014
ROXANNE
ROXANNE

NY4826-13
Released August 28, 2013

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  • Species: Risso’s Dolphin – Grampus griseus
  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Age: Adult
  • Stranding Date: June 6, 2013
  • Stranding Location: Atlantic Beach, NY
  • Initial Problem: Stranded on a sand bar
  • Status: Released August 28, 2013
NOODLE
NOODLE

NY4681-12
Released April 23, 2013

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  • Species: Harbor Porpoise – Phocoena phocoena
  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: October 17, 2012
  • Stranding Location: Adams Road in Brunswick Maine
  • Transferred to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation on October 25, 2012
  • Initial Problem: stranded on a marsh
  • Status: Released on April 21, 2013
SEABREEZE
SEABREEZE

NY3726-07
Released November 12, 2007

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  • Species: Offshore bottlenose dolphin – Tursiops truncatus
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Sub-Adult
  • Stranding Date: July 21, 2007
  • Stranding Location: Seabreeze Canal in Bellmore, New York
  • Initial Problem: Underweight and Stomach infection
  • Status: Released on November 12, 2007
ORVILLE
ORVILLE

NY3621-07
Released July 10, 2007

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  • Species: Harbor porpoise – Phocoena phocoena
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Gender: Male
  • Stranding: March 1, 2007
  • Stranding Location: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina transferred to Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation that day
  • Initial Problem: Several broken ribs on the right side of his body
  • Status: Released July 10, 2007
TITAN
TITAN

NY3512-06
Released July 5, 2006

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  • Species: Harbor Porpoise – Phocoena phocoena
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: April 7, 2006
  • Stranding Location: Fort Jetty Jamesport, Rhode Island
  • Initial Problem: Underweight, stranded on beach
  • Status: Released July 5, 2006
ROCKY
ROCKY

NY3175-04
Released April 13, 2005

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  • Species: Risso’s Dolphin – Grampus griseus
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: Juvenile
  • Stranding Date: July 31, 2004
  • Stranding Location: Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware
  • Initial problems: Respiratory distress, underweight
  • Status: Released on April 13, 2005

Number of Animals Tracked to Date

Since it’s inception in 1996, the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation has tracked 890 marine animals; 763 seal, 120 sea turtles, and seven cetaceans. All released animals receive flipper tags. For a directory of animals tracked with satellite tags, click here.