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Western Australia rehabilitated turtles

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

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Hamish LoggerheadJuvenile2013-12-172014-07-06201
Holly LoggerheadJuvenile2013-07-192013-09-1962
Mussels Flatback TurtleJuv2013-10-282013-10-291
Rocky LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-272013-07-1114
Roman LoggerheadJuvenile2017-03-092017-09-26201
Spike LoggerheadJuvenile2013-06-272013-06-281
Squirt LoggerheadJuvenile2013-07-192013-10-1184

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This is a multi-year and multi-species project that will maximize opportunities to gain access to neonate and small juvenile turtles that are presented at Rehabilitation centers within Western Australia. After being nursed back to health these turtles will be released into the wild.This project will also track other juvenile turtles as appropriate.

The aims of this project are to better understand the movements and habitat use of neonate and small juvenile turtles, in particular, flatback turtles.

Also, as sample sizes increase, we would like to understand the behavior and survivorship of rehabilitated turtles.

Project Partners

This project operates with the assistance of the following partners:

Aquarium of Western Australia, Hillarys Perth

Chelonia, Broome

Dolphin Discovery Centre, Bunbury

Naragebup Regional Environment Centre,Rockingham

Ocean Park, Denham

Perth Zoo, Perth

DPaW -Regional &Fire Management Services in Exmouth, Southwest Region and Albany district

DPaW Science and Conservation

DPaW Nature Protection

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