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Jack - Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project

A project of Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project.

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Background

Jack is a juvenile hawksbill turtle and was brought to the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) in the winter of 2016 suffering from cold stunning and severe debilitation.

He was nursed back to health by the DTRP team and for his final stages of rehabilitation, she was homed in an exhibit at the Dubai Mall Aquarium for 30 days with four other turtles to raise awareness of the regional plight of the sea turtle.

Jack's satellite tag was purchased by the team at Dubai Mall Aquarium in collaboration with the DTRP’s satellite tagging research initiative.

  • 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) '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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