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Apudthama Ranger flatback tracking project
Bell I. 2016. Apudthama Ranger flatback tracking project. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/1213) on yyyy-mm-dd.
Contact: Bell, Ian
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Availability: This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Notes: Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.
Little is known of the inter-nesting and feeding habitat used by flatback turtles nesting on the northern part of Cape York Peninsula. This project is part of a state-wide turtle and dugong awareness program designed to shed light on where the feeding areas are for these turtles. more
Apudthama Rangers named their turtles ‘Kiku’ and 'Cecilia'.
Kiku and Cecilia laid their eggs on Jardine River beach at approximately 7.30pm on 12 September 2014. Upon finishing laying they were intercepted by the Apudthama rangers and taken back to camp for satellite transmitter attachment, assessment and sampling.
They were also tagged with both titanium tags and pit tags for future identification and mark recapture analysis. They both appeared to be in good health.
Kiku and Cecilia were successfully released and watched from the beach by Rangers as they swam towards the horizon, hopefully to return again soon to nest or shed light on their migration pathways and feeding areas.
Only data aggregated per 1-degree cell are available through OBIS. For access to additional data, the provider needs to be contacted.
Biology > Reptiles
Marine, Satellite tracking, Australia, Natator depressa (Garman, 1880)
Australia [Marine Regions]
17 September 2014 - 28 February 2015
Natator depressa (Garman, 1880) [WoRMS]
Occurrence of biota
OBIS-SEAMAP: Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations, more
Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-05-26
Information last updated: 2016-05-31