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Barrow Island flatback tracking 2009-2010

A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
CrabCake Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-292011-01-21418
Dinette Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012010-04-10130
Donatello Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-032011-06-23567
Flash Harriet Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012010-02-0667
Jimmy the Turtle Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-012011-06-28604
Johanna Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-292011-05-23540
Jora Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-302010-10-20324
Lizzie Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-282011-05-08526
Lucy Flatback TurtleAdult2010-01-272011-05-27485
Mia (Kwon Kang Mi) Peace Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-292010-08-09253
Murtle Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-022010-05-06155
Nellie Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-282011-08-13623
Oceanus Flatback Turtleadultf2009-11-272011-03-19477
Rosie Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012011-09-07645
Salsa Shelly Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012010-12-13377
Speedy George Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012011-04-19504
The Bear Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-292010-07-12225
Turkey Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012011-06-02548
Yemana Flatback TurtleAdult2009-11-292011-09-17657

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Flatback turtles are being tracked from Barrow Island as part of the environmental investigations underpinning Chevron's Gorgon LNG project based on the island. The first flatback turtles to be satellite tracked in Western Australia were released from Barrow Island in 2005 and since that time flatback turtles have been tracked annually from Barrow and from Mundabullangana Station on the mainland.

All proceeds from the adoption program for these animals are being donated to

Project Partners

Chevron Australia, Gorgon project

Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd

Project Sponsors

Chevron Gorgon Project

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