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Crab Island Flatback Sea Turtle Research Project

A project of Crab Island Flatback Sea Turtle Research Project, Cape York, Australia.

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Due to bad tides, Nora was one of only a dozen turtles which emerged to nest on Crab Island on the night of 7th Nov 08. She dug at least 3 body pits and wandered the beach for up to 150m, before returning to the water without laying. A PTT was deployed as she was returning.

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Species: Flatback Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Gender: Female
Release Date: 2008-11-07 13:05:00
Release Location: Crab Island
Last Location: 2009-08-15 21:41:41


This project will track for the first time the post nesting migration of flatback sea turtles from Crab Island, Australia - the largest known nesting rookery for the species.
The project is designed to gather an understanding of the range of movement, migration routes, habitat use and behaviour – information critical to effectively manage the population. The turtles will be tracked from Crab Island to their feeding grounds, which are currently unknown.

SEATURTLE.ORG collaborates with Argos to help scientists and conservationists manage and analyse their valuable animal tracking data.

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