2000 - ZENIT
In 2000 eight nesting turtles were tagged in Costa Rica. The first turtle tracked to Belize by satellite telemetry was ZENIT, an adult green sea turtle nesting in the Costa Rican rookery, the most important nesting beach for green sea turtles in the Atlantic Ocean. There is an important link between Costa Rica's nesting beach and Belize's marine ecosystems, and the path made by Zenit highlighted the important foraging ground for sea turtles in Belize at Robinson Point. Over the years there have been about 2 dozen tag returns to the Caribbean Conservation Corps, now the Sea Turtle Conservancy, from fishermen that capture sea turtles in Belize and return the flipper tag for the reward.
2014 - Esperanza
After nesting in Costa Rica, an adult green sea turtle tagged by the Sea Turtle Conservancy on July 3, 2014 travelled to her foraging ground in Belize near Colson Point, just south of the important hawksbill nesting beach at Gales Point. Esperanza was one of 6 turtles tracked in the Tour de Turtle Program in 2014.