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Cape Domett flatbacks

A project of WA Dept Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Brooke Flatback TurtleAdult2015-08-142016-11-12456
Mangkuru Flatback TurtleAdult2017-08-082018-03-21225
Myrtle Flatback TurtleAdult2016-08-092017-02-04179
Ope Flatback TurtleAdult2015-08-162016-11-22464
Rena Flatback TurtleAdult2015-08-082016-08-25383
Riley Flatback TurtleAdult2016-08-122018-03-21586
Sally Flatback TurtleAdult2015-08-152016-04-17246
Snookie Flatback TurtleAdult2016-08-112017-09-20405
Squirtle Flatback TurtleAdult2016-08-092017-07-13338
Stretch Flatback TurtleAdult2016-08-112016-10-1666
Tracey Flatback TurtleAdult2015-08-072016-07-28356

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This study aims to identify critical inter-nesting, migratory and foraging habitat for a major population of nesting flatback turtles. The flatback turtle population at Cape Domett is one of the largest aggregated nesting populations of flatback turtles, with several thousand turtles nesting annually. The flatback turtles is a listed threatened species and listed migratory species under the Commonwealth EPBC Act 1999, and is under increasing pressure from development associated with expanding oil and gas infrastructure within the Kimberley area in the north-west of Australia.

Cape Domett is located in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia. The main nesting beach is 1.9 km long and located to the east of the Cambridge Gulf.

For more details on the flatback nesting population at Cape Domett, see:

Whiting AU, Thomson A, Chaloupka M and Limpus CJ (2008). Seasonality, abundance and breeding biology of one of the largest populations of nesting flatback turtles, Natator depressus: Cape Domett, Western Australia, Australian Journal of Zoology 56: 297-303.

Project Partners

DPAW- Marine Science

DPAW-East Kimberley

Miriuwung -Gajerrong rangers

North Kimberley Marine Park


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