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SurfsUp of The Beached Boys - Queensland - Fraser Island courting Green turtle tracking 2014-17

A project of Sandy Cape Turtle Volunteers.

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Background

"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.

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  • This map connects positions generated by the ARGOS system designated as location class (lc) '4', '3', '2', '1', '0', 'A', 'B'. Locations that have been "filtered" are displayed as small red dots.
  • This maps also shows locations of class 'Z', 'X' as small black dots which are not connected by a route line.
  • Bathymetry layers are derived from the GEBCO One Minute Grid.
  • Sea surface temperature and chlorophyll are derived from NASA's Ocean Color data.
  • Ocean currents and sea surface heights are derived from AVISO's Ssalto/Duacs Gridded Absolute Dynamic Topography & absolute geostrophic velocities data.

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