SurfsUp of The Beached Boys
A project of Sandy Cape Turtle Volunteers.
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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Breeding Male
Release Date: 2016-10-26 13:07:00
Release Location: Fraser Island
Last Location: 2017-02-15 08:25:28
Adopt SurfsUp of The Beached Boys
"SurfsUp of The Beached Boys" was captured while courting a female green in the shallows at Sandy Cape, on the NW tip of Fraser Island.
He was 93.7cm long, and was not previously tagged.
He was taken to the Sandy Cape Lighthouse, where the tracker and flipper tags were attached and skin biopsy samples were taken for DNA and stable isotope analysis.
We are interested to find his migratory route and home range at the end of the courting season.
He spent November courting at Sandy Cape and then went down to Moon Point, crossed to the mainland and followed the coast north, and by 10 December he was near Gladstone and still heading north.