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Olive Ridley Turtles - Tiwi Islands, Australia 2005

A project of WWF Australia in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Imalu Olive RidleyAdult2005-06-012005-08-3191
Munupi Olive RidleyAdult2005-07-212005-09-3071
Purrapuntirri Olive RidleyAdult2005-07-182005-08-0720

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Three olive ridley turtles were fitted with satellite tags in 2005 after they nested on Cape Van Diemen, at Melville Island north of Darwin. Melville Island is the largest of two Tiwi Islands that are located north of Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Project Partners

Tiwi Land Council


Pularumpi School

Natural Heritage Trust, Australian Government

Munipi Arts

Pirlangimpi Progress Assocation


Project Sponsors

Natural Heritage Trust - Australian Government

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