* Donna 'n Lesley
A project of Sandy Cape Turtle Volunteers.
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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Nesting Adult
Release Date: 2017-11-18 11:00:00
Release Location: 17km South of Sandy Cape
Last Location: 2018-01-26 22:38:45
Donna 'n Lesley is a very big and heavy turtle, measuring 111.7cm.
She was taken on the trailer to the Lighthouse after nesting on the night of 17th November 2017. We can usually get 3 turtles on the trailer, but with her on there there was room for only one more.
She had an L3 tag scar from some prior season or locality.
We added tags:
Left Front flipper QA52282
Right Hind flipper QA52283
Right Front Flipper QA52284
We glued on the ARGOS ID s165005, Sirtrack F4G Fastloc GPS tracker, and on the Rear Carapace the letter "P".
1) Nested 17th December 19.4km South of Sandy Cape.
2) After 14 days she nested again on 1st December, within 10km South of Sandy Cape
3) After 10 days she nested again on 11th December at 2.1km West of Sandy Cape.
She left Rooney Point and headed South West on 16th December, and reached the mainland near Woodgate, north of Hervey Bay, and then traveled northwards up the coast,
4) to then nest again after 14 days on 25th December 2017 at -24.585572 152.109127 halfway between Miara and the Baffle Creek Mouth.
After nesting she moved south and was off Moore Park Beach on 29th December.