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/ SurfsUp of The Beached Boys - Queensland, K'gari (Fraser Island) - Courting Male Green Turtles
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"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.
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 arrived at Penrith Island on 20 December 2016 530km from his courting grounds, where he has remained, foraging on the NW side of the island.
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