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Mackay & District Turtle Watch

A project of Mackay & District Turtle Watch Assoc in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Anita Flatback TurtleAdult2016-12-052017-02-2582
Clancy Flatback TurtleAdult2014-12-022015-04-09128
Emily Flatback TurtleAdult2015-12-052016-09-26296
Maddie Flatback TurtleAdult2015-12-152016-10-12302
Matilda Flatback TurtleAdult2014-11-232013-01-01-691
Mei-Kai Flatback TurtleAdult2014-12-012015-06-07188

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The project is an initiative of Ken Griffin, Secretary of Mackay and District Turtle Watch Association. It is a collaboration between Mackay & District Turtle Watch Assoc. and James Cook University to understand the behaviour of flatback turtles in Central Queensland. The four turtles were named by children of local schools.


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The project was generously funded by The Mackay Regional Council and is supported by the volunteers of Mackay & District Turtle Watch Association and students of James Cook University.

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