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AQUA - Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project

A project of Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project.

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Background

AQUA is a sub-adult hawksbill sea turtle weighing 27kg who was brought into the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) during 2017 with plastic entangled around her flipper. Unfortunately, the damage was too extensive, and the flipper had to be amputated.

The DTRP team worked hard to get her feeding again and to bring her back to full health.

In the summer, AQUA spent some time at the Dubai Underwater Aquarium and Zoo (DAUZ) to raise awareness of the plight of sea turtles and the threats they face in the wild, such as plastic entanglement.

AQUA was fitted with a Wildlife Computers satellite-linked tag that was kindly sponsored by the great team at DAUZ so that we can track her integration back into the wild and make sure our rehabilitation protocols were successful.

  • 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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