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Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2017-03-09 00:00:00
Release Location: Hunters Beach, Exmouth
Last Location: 2017-05-21 11:28:58
Roman is a turtle that stranded as a hatchling in Albany along the South Coast. It was initially treated at Perth Zoo, and then transferred to rehabilitation at AQWA (the Aquarium of Western Australia). After a year of care, it was released from Exmouth near the rookeries of Eastern Indian Ocean loggerheads. A biopsy was taken to check genetics and determine its genetic stock which is probably WA in origin. However we are surprised on occasion by a waif turtle along the south coasts like Haimish who had Oman genetic stock.
length 27.8 cm curved carapace length
mass 5.5 kg
22nd March Cheyne’s Beach Albany
23rd March 2016 from Albany - received treatment from the Perth Zoo 174g ccl 12cm – cold stunned and lethargic
8th April 2016 commenced rehab at AQWA
9th March 2017 picked up from AQWA
The release will recognize all the different bodies (DPaW- Regional & Fire Management Services, Exmouth District, South West Region & Albany District/ Science and Conservation, Marine Science & Nature Protection) (Perth Zoo Vets & AQWA) that were involved in the process.