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* Sophie-Emily Kirralee

Queensland: K'gari (Fraser Island) nesting Green and Loggerhead turtles 2017-18

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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Nesting Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2017-11-22 05:00:00
Release Location: 6.24km South of Sandy Cape
Last Location: 2018-03-16 23:59:29


Sophie-Emily Kirralee was first tagged nesting at Sandy Cape in 1999:
Front Left Flipper - tag K33822 was added and she measured 101.2cm;

She was seen nesting again in 2008:
Front left Flipper - tag QA2299 was added and now she measured 102.5cm;

We found her basking on the night of 21st November 2017, 6.24 km south of Sandy Cape. She now measured 102.6cm, and we took her to the Lighthouse, and added:
Left Hind Flipper - tag QA52285
Carapace - a Sirtrack F4G GPS Fastloc tracker s165012
Carapace - the letter "Y"

She was released at the Lighthouse gate, and returned to the Eastern Beach and made her way down to the Orange Creek - Orchid Beach area.

1) She nested 200m South of Orange Creek (24.4km South of Sandy Cape) on 24th November.
2) She nested 18.73km South of Sandy Cape on 10th December
3) She nested 150m South of Orange Creek (24.3km South of Sandy Cape) on 23rd December.

In between each clutch she swam north around Sandy Cape and along the NW beach and then south again, to spend most of her inter-nesting periods in the Orange Creek to Orchid Beach area.

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