* Lower Mary (LMRL&CCG Inc)
Queensland: K'gari (Fraser Island) courting & nesting Green and nesting Loggerhead turtle tracking 2014-18
A project of Sandy Cape Turtle Volunteers.
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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Nesting Adult
Release Date: 2017-11-19 11:00:00
Release Location: 6.07 km West of Sandy Cape
Last Location: 2017-12-09 22:36:59
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Front Left flipper - previous tag lost
Hind Left flipper QA52107 added
Front Right flipper QA52108 added
s165002 Sirtrack F4G Fastloc GPS tracker
Curved Carapace Length: 102.5cm
She nested on the night of 18th November 2017, and we put her on the trailer after she had completed laying her eggs and covering the egg chamber.
After release the next day, she hung around the NW beach till the 30th and then she headed south into Hervey Bay, and on the midnight low tide of 4th December she basked on the mud-flats in the go-slow zone just south of Big Woody Island.
On the 5th she began heading up the West coast of K'gari again, and may come back to the NW beach to lay her next clutch in the next few days.
The tracker and 6 months of ARGOS data for both "Burnett Mary" and "Lower Mary" and the Sandy Cape Lighthouse Volunteers' all-purpose trailer have been sponsored by the Lower Mary River Land and Catchment Care Group Inc (LMRL&CCG) through the Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management (BMRG), through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.