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Gulf Green Turtle Project 2016-2019

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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2017-04-24 15:00:00
Release Location: Bu Tinah island
Last Location: 2017-05-15 01:21:37

Background

This turtle was caught using 'rodeo' style capture methods off Bu Tinah Island, Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. Capture involved a chase at sea using a boat and jet ski, until finallly someone jumped and caught the turtle by hand. After a quick laparoscopic inspection she was found to be an adult female in reproductive condition, and we hope she will migrate to lay eggs later in 2017. She carries flipper tags 0621 on the right side and 0620 on the left, and measures 94.4 cm in carapace length.


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