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Cemetery Beach Port Hedland Flatback Tracking Project 2009/2010

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
52895a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-122010-12-06359
52897a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-122010-11-28351
52901a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-112010-10-17310
52903a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-122010-12-15368
52907a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-102011-01-08394
52909a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-112010-12-25379
52911a Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-012009-12-010
Digger Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-102011-02-26443
Shelly Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-102011-01-19405
Sub Flatback TurtleAdult2009-12-112011-01-21406

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Flatback turtles are being satellite tracked from Cemetery Beach in the town of Port Hedland in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. This is the second year of this project and with 5 transmitters deployed in 2008/2009 and an addtional 10 transmitters deployed during the 2009/2010 season. The project is being sponsored by BHPBIO as part of the Quantum Project.

Project Partners

BHP Billiton Quantum Project

Care for Hedland Association

Pendoley Environmental Pty Ltd

Project Sponsors

BHP Billiton Quantum Project

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