A project of Queens Beach Action Group in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.
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Bowen, Queensland Australia is a well known nesting site for sea turtles. Six of the world's seven species of sea turtles are found off the coast of North Queensland. Despite this, there is a lack of community awareness and understanding of the issues impacting on these great mariners. This project aims to demonstrate to the community through satellite tracking what the day-to-day lives are of two Flatback sea turtles. How they feed, what distances they travel and where they might potential nest.
Turtle one: Kindawry is a female Flatback turtle that came ashore to nest in mid November 2011. Kindawry was named by a student from Bowen Primary School. Kindawry is about 40 years old and she weights 90 kilograms.
This project is supported by Queens Beach Action Group, NQ Dry Tropics, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation, Queensland Parks & Wildlife, Juru Traditional Owners, Bowen Primary School and many interested community members.
NQ Dry Tropics has coordinated the tag and release of Kindawry because very little is known about the Flatback species. The species is considered vulnerable to extinct.