Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Geological Survey
Received: 25 August 2020
Accepted: 16 December 2020
First Online: 5 January 2021
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study meets the legal requirements of capturing, handling, and attaching satellite tags to sea turtles in the United States under Endangered Species Act permits issued to K. Hart including: MTP176; NMFS permits 20315, 17381, 13307, 16146, 22281; NPS permits EVER-2018-SCI-0023, EVER-2016-SCI-0032, EVER-2014-SCI-0031, DRTO-2018-SCI-0007, DRTO-2016-SCI-0008, DRTO-2014-SCI-0004, DRTO-2012-SCI-0008, DRTO-2010-SCI-0009, DRTO-2008-SCI-0008, BUIS-2016-SCI-0009, BUIS-2015-SCI-0012, BUIS-2014-SCI-0009, BUIS-2012-SCI-0002, BUIS-2011-SCI-0003, BISC-2019-SCI-0008,BISC-2018-SCI-0015; Federal Fish and Wildlife Territorial Permits STX036–11 and STX042–12 (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands); Federal United States Fish and Wildlife Permit #TE98424B-1 and #TE98424B-0 (Baldwin County, Alabama); Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Special Use Permit #16-005S, 12-006S; and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Scientific Collecting Permits #WDP-19-006, LNHP-18-006, LNHP-17-001, LNHP-15-085. Work was also performed under a USFWS permit issued to J. Philips: TE206903–1. Sampling was approved under Institutional Animal Care and Use protocols USGS-SESC 2011–05, USGS SESC 2014–03, SER-BISC-BUIS-DRTO-EVER-Hart-Sea Turtles-Terrapins-2018-A2.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.