We are excited to announce our new, bigger, better, sea turtle tags! These new turtle tags, style 691IL are made from Incoloy material and are 3/8″ x 7/16″.
Our customers asked for a tag that would fit on the flippers of larger species of sea turtles. As well as a tag that younger sea turtles could grow into. The new 691IL meets this customer request, and more! The larger tag not only fits on larger species of sea turtles, but it also provides room for additional stamping. You can now fit more lines of text on one side of the tag, and a larger, easier to read, serial number on the other side of the tag. Shown below is a size comparison of the new 691IL tag to our other, smaller, turtle tag (style 681IC). Another difference between our turtle tags besides size is the material. The new 691IL is made of Incoloy, while the 681IC is made of Inconel. These two materials are similar in that they both high-performance alloys that stand up to salt-water environments. Incoloy has less nickel, and more iron, in it than Inconel.
Both of our turtle tags are self-piercing, but the 691IL has a hole, while the 681IC has a bubble. Both these features ensure that when the tag is closed, it won’t get caught on anything, such as a fishing net. The hole makes sure that when the tag is closed, no stamping gets covered up. The hole also makes it impossible for the person placing the tag on the turtle to over-apply the tag.
For tips on how to apply turtle tags, check out this blog.