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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2017-04-25 14:00:00
Release Location: Bu Tinah island
Last Location: 2017-05-26 12:31:13
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 the turtle was found to be an adult male in reproductive condition, and we hope he will migrate to breed later in 2017. He carries flipper tags 0631 on the right side and 0632 on the left, and measures 95.8 cm in carapace length.