West Africa - Ghana - Migrations of Olive ridley and Leatherback turtles - A project on the Danish Galathea 3 Expedition 2006-2007
A project of National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark.
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Species: Olive Ridley
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-10-02 00:00:00
Release Location: Off shore of Ghana
Last Location: 2006-11-26 22:16:12
This olive ridley turtle was caught in off shore water off the coast og Ghana. It was caught at part of a sea turtle project at the Danish Galthea 3 Expedition, and is therefore named "Thea" though it is most probably a male.
It was seen at the surface together with three other Olive ridley turtles - perhabs during a mating ritual.
The turtle was caught from a rubberboat using a large dip net and was brought to the Expedition vessel for measuring (CCL = 66,5, 36 kg, having a relatively large tail) and tagging, whereafter is was relased relatively close to the capture location.