Hammocks Beach State Park, NC 5.2.8 September 2001
Answer Sheet For Sea Turtle Worksheet
Note: Numerical answers will vary depend-ing
on measuring technique used.
1. What were the latitude and longitude
where the turtle nested on July 27, 1990?
34.5N - 77W
Mark and circle the point where the latitude
and longitude meet on the Turtle Tracking
Chart.
2. Find the turtle’s latitude and longitude on
8- 2- 90. Circle this point on your chart. How
many miles did the turtle travel from its last
known point? ( Assume the turtle swam in a
straight line.)
150 nautical miles, 278 kilometers
3. What city is just west of the turtle’s loca-tion
on 8- 2- 90? Charleston, SC
4. Find the turtle’s latitude and longitude on
8- 4- 90. Circle this point on your chart. How
many miles did the turtle travel from its last
known point?
100 nautical miles, 185 kilometers
5. What is the name of the island that is east
of the turtle’s location on 8- 4- 90? Bermuda
6. Find the turtle’s latitude and longitude on
8- 17- 90. Circle this point on your chart.
How many miles did the turtle travel from its
last known point?
200 nautical miles, 370 kilometers
7. Find the turtle’s latitude and longitude on
8- 27- 90. Circle this point on your chart.
How far did the turtle travel from its last
known point? 350 nautical miles, 648 kilo-meters
8. What is the name of the islands that are
west of the turtle’s location on 8- 27- 90?
Bahama Islands
9. Find the turtle’s latitude and longitude on
9- 6- 90. Circle this point on your chart.
How far did the turtle travel from its last
known point? 650 nautical miles or 1,203
kilometers
10. What is the name of the city in Puerto
Rico that is just south of the turtle’s location
on 9- 6- 90? San Juan
11. How many miles did the turtle travel
from the time it was tagged to the last
known location on 9- 6- 90?
1,450 nautical miles or 2,683 kilometers
12. How many miles per day did the turtle
travel from the time it was tagged to 9- 6-
90? 35 nautical miles/ day ( 1,450 nautical
miles in 41 days)