A project of Marine Turtle Research Group.
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Species: Olive Ridley
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2008-04-01 00:00:00
Release Location: Masirah Island
Last Location: 2008-12-18 05:52:52
Naomi, Roger, Erik, Hillary and Izzy
Like all other Olive Ridleys tagged in this project, Shamsa was also found nesting in the Halat area of Ras Shaban beach. She took her time to lay her eggs and, like her sisters before her, received a satellite transmitter right after moving away from the nest. Ibrahim Al-Hamrashdi, an excellent turtle volunteer for us and an air traffic controller at the RAFO Base in Masirah, joined the tagging process providing invaluable help. The privilege to name the turtle was his and he named her after the sun.