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Gardangarl (Field Island) Kakadu NP flatback turtle monitoring

A project of Kakadu National Park in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Manbiri Flatback TurtleAdult2014-08-302015-01-28151
Yurrwa Flatback TurtleAdult2014-08-192015-08-26372

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Gardangarl (Field Island) is critical habitat for flatback turtles.

The annual flatback tagging and monitoring program provides valuable data for the only marine turtle listed globally as “Data Deficient” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

This research has occurred since the 1980s; & every year since approx 1995

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