A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project.
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Feb 2007 - She left her nesting beach at Mundabullangana Station and embarked on a northward migration. March 2007 Briana stopped transmitting while she was in far nothern Western Australia, on the western edge of the Bonaparte Gulf. December 2007, she began to transmitt again and her locations showed she had migrated back down the coast ~ 400 km north of her nesting ground at Mundabullangana Station. The sea turtle flipper tagging team present at Mundabullangana Station from Dec 7 to 22 2007, were disappointed Briania did not return to nest. January 2008: Briana turned north again and has stopped off Quondong Point. This location has been favoured by several of the other flatback turtles that have been tracked from Barrow Island and Mundabullangana Station. Briana is not far from the location of Amy, another flatback turtle that has now also been transmitting for more than 1 year. September 2008: A couple of days ago Briana left what we asssume was her foraging ground and is again headed south towards Mundabullangana where she was originally tagged nearly two years ago. Due to budget constraints when her ptt was built and programmed her transmitter was programmed to stop operating on Dec 21, 2008 after 2 years (720 days) of continuous operations.
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Species: Flatback Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-12-21 21:15:00
Release Location: Mundabullangana Station
Last Location: 2008-12-15 17:51:42
Brianna Rose Tessandori
This is the second year flatback turtles have been tracked from the Mundabullangana Station (Munda) flatback rookery. The Munda rookery has been the site of a systematic flipper tagging program for the past 10 years and is acknowledged as one of the largest mainland flatback rookeries in WA. The tracking program at Munda is being run in conjunction with a tracking program at Barrow Island which also uses flatback turtles.