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Satellite Tracking

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Dugong tracking in Torres Strait

A project of JCU & Mabuiag in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Dabangai DugongAdult2010-09-182010-12-00
Dhuyum DugongAdult2010-09-132010-12-00
Gugu DugongAdult2010-09-222010-11-0140
Kuynym DugongAdult2010-09-222010-11-00
Panipan DugongAdult2010-09-142011-01-12120
Philipa DugongAdult2010-09-132011-02-05145

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This project aims to inform the adaptive cycle of dugong management in Torres Strait by working with Torres Strait Islanders, including Traditional Owners and Rangers from Mabuiag as well as the Torres Strait Region Authority, to use satellite tracking to quantify the movements and habitat use of dugongs in Torres Strait.


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Funded by the Australian Marine Mammal Centre

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