Tortuga Turista II is an adult female leatherback sea turtle released with a satellite transmitter from Chiriqui Beach, Panama on May 31, 2017. She measured 141.2 cm in curved carapace (shell) length and 104.8 cm in curved carapace width. She was previously flipper tagged while nesting on a different beach, but has been seen nesting on Chiriqui Beach in 2007 and 2010.
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