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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-08-07 02:15:00
Release Location: Rekawa
Last Location: 2007-01-23 18:18:08
Sayuri was the fifth turtle to be satellite tagged in Sri Lanka. Her name means 'Ocean' in Sinhala and she was tagged after her 4th nest of the 2006 season.
After her release, Sayuri nested another 5 times on Rekawa beach, with her last clutch of eggs being laid on the 10.10.06. She then started her post-nesting migration, rounding Cape Comorin 11 days later and then continuing northwards along the west coast of India. Sayuri's tag was supported by The Deep Aquarium in Hull, who ran a turtle naming competition and thereby also gave Sayuri the English name of Emerald.