A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project.
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Species: Flatback Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-12-15 20:50:00
Release Location: Yacht Club North
Last Location: 2007-12-31 20:16:40
Troy Ventriss and Hayley Cliff
Amy was selected for the satellite tracking program from a Barrow Island flatback rookery. She was chosen because she fitted into the harness nicely, she didnt have any shark bites out of her carapace and she was clearly very fit. The central east coast of Barrow Island supports the primary flatback rookerys on Barrow Island. This is a low energy environment compared to the west coast which supports almost 100% green turtle nesting. A saturation flipper tagging program on the six flatback nesting beaches on Barrow Island is in its second year with 12 volunteers on two week shifts tagging all 6 beaches from late November to the end of January each year.