This map shows the last reported locations of Berni. The darker and more intense the colour of and the larger the circle, the more recent the location.
The latest available position is displayed with a separate marker and a timestamp indicating when the animal's position was recorded. Location data is refreshed from a satellite service provider every 10 minutes, but it can take hours or sometimes days for a tag to report in.
While all reported locations are rendered, some locations may not be accurate as accuracy depends on an optimal line-of-sight connection to the GPS satellites.
"Berni" is an Olive Ridley sea turtle, a species usually found only in warmer waters. He was rescued by members of the public at Port Alberni (Vancouver Island) on September 30th, 2019 and appears to be "cold-stunned", a condition that occurs in sea turtles when the water temperature falls below 10 degrees Celsius. Cold-stunned sea turtles experience a decrease in heart rate and circulation causing them to become lethargic to the point where they are unable to swim or forage. Berni is only the fourth Olive Ridley sea turtle recorded in B.C. waters and only the second of that species to be treated at the rescue centre.
|Collection Site||Port Alberni|
|Reason for Admission||Cold-stunned|
|Date of Admission||2019/10/01|
|Weight at Admission||26.9 kg|
|Date of Release||2020/09/08|
|Time in Care||334 days|
|(10 months, 4 weeks, 1 day)|