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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. more

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.

Biology > Reptiles
Marine, ISEW, Australia, Queensland, Natator

Geographical coverage
ISEW, Australia, Queensland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
15 November 2011 - 22 November 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Natator [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Duke University; Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; Marine Laboratory, more
NQ Dry Tropics, moredata creator Queen's Beach Action Group, more

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OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2012-11-14
Information last updated: 2015-03-24
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