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K16172 - Help Halt the Hawksbill Hunt

A project of WWF-Australia.

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A hawksbill's journey

Background

The beautiful coloured shell hawksbill was found nesting just after 9pm under the dune trees. She laid her eggs and we attached a satellite tracker to her before she headed back to the sea. She has originally tagged on Milman Island in February, 2001.

With limited amounts of algae and only a few barnacles on her shell, does she reside on a beautiful coral reef somewhere further north of Milman Island?

Released on 30 January 2017.

  • The presentation of data here does not constitute publication. All data remain copyright of the project partners. Maps or data on this website may not be used or referenced without the explicit written consent of the data owners.
  • For more information please visit the project website.
  • 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 'A' 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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