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Barrow Island Flatback tracking 2006-2007

A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Amy Flatback TurtleAdult2006-12-152007-12-31381
Sarita-Marie Flatback TurtleAdult2007-01-172007-03-0143
Sarita Green TurtleAdult2006-12-192007-01-3042
Town Point control #2 Flatback TurtleAdult2007-01-012007-01-1211
Town Point control #1 Flatback Turtlen/a2007-01-012007-01-1211
Wayamba Flatback TurtleAdult2006-12-152008-12-13729
Yemanya Flatback TurtleAdult2006-12-152007-04-22128

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Introduction

Barrow Island is located ~130km off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. Barrow Island is one of a group of offshore islands that also include the Montebello and Lowendal Island chains. Green, flatback and hawksbill turtles nest on all three island groups with high density nesting of flatback and green turtles occuring on Barrow Island. Barrow Island is also the site of an oil field that has been operating since 1965. Oil and gas activity extends throughout the Barrow, Montebello, Lowendal Island groups both onshore and offshore. The sea turtles that nest within the region are recognised as having high conservation value and consequently have been the subject of intensive study since 1998. The satellite tracking project is a component of the current research program which aims to map the habitats used by turtles that nest at Barrow Island. This information will be used to manage ongoing industrial development in the region.

Project Partners

Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, Gorgon Project

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