Weight by month
|June 2013||April 2015||May 2015||September 2015||July 2016|
|unknown||no show||no show||140 grams||175 grams|
Sagan Pi is another smallish juvenile, but too big to be considered a baby. 2015 was the first year that it was ever photographed, although we assume that it hatched in the Riverside School courtyard. An interesting feature of all the Riverside turtles is that each has a distinct pattern on its carapace (top shell), and Sagan Pi has what appears to be the number “3.” This is how we can identify all of these turtles over and over again.
Since Sagan Pi probably hatched in the courtyard, please search for its parents by comparing the microsatellites below. Be sure to try several different “moms” and “dads,” and if you aren’t sure what microsatellites are, please click here.
Remember: not getting a match is just as helpful as matching, because we only want to find one mother and one father… otherwise we can’t tell who the parents are! Please pay careful attention to the numbers and letters, try several different parents, and when you’re done, please answer the questions below.