A project of Crab Island Flatback Sea Turtle Research Project, Cape York, Australia.
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Species: Flatback Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2008-11-07 13:05:00
Release Location: Crab Island
Last Location: 2009-08-15 21:41:41
This project will track for the first time the post nesting migration of flatback sea turtles from Crab Island, Australia - the largest known nesting rookery for the species.
The project is designed to gather an understanding of the range of movement, migration routes, habitat use and behaviour – information critical to effectively manage the population. The turtles will be tracked from Crab Island to their feeding grounds, which are currently unknown.