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Species: Olive Ridley
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2004-04-19 00:00:00
Release Location: Melville Is., NT, Australia
Last Location: 2004-05-17 14:12:34
"Milly" was named by the students of the Pularumpi School at Garden Point on Melville Island. Pularumpi (Garden Point) has about 330 residents and is the the community that is closest to the olive ridley nesting beach. Under the guidance of Marine Ranger Jack Long, the students and teachers are also helping to conduct weekly track counts of nesting turtles on a remote beach. Milly's transmitter was attached on 19 April when she nested on Cape Van Dieman on Melville Island at the top of Aspley Strait. Milly has a length of 72.4 cm curved carapace (shell) length and weighs 38 kg.