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Hawksbill Turtles - Groote Eylandt - Australia

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

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NameSpeciesLife StageRelease DateLast LocationDays Transmitted
Numarngainyamba HawksbillAdult2005-08-012006-01-17169
Numinuwurrariyaamakilya HawksbillAdult2005-08-012007-08-29758

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This project is a partnership between the Anindilyakwa Land Council (Aboriginal representative of the people from Groote Eylandt) and WWF Australia. With only two transmitters, this project is hoping to add to current knowledge of hawksbill turtles in Australia and also to be used as an educational tool for the local community. Two hawksbill turtles were tagged after they laid clutches of eggs on North East Islet near Groote Eylandt on 2 Aug. 2005.

Groote Eylandt (meaning Big Island)is located 630 km east of Darwin in the Gulf of Carpentaria and was given its European name by the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman while he explored the Australian coast in 1644. The island produces about 10% of the worlds Manganese and has been mined since 1964 by Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO).

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