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Species: Green Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2006-08-08 06:30:00
Release Location: Rekawa
Last Location: 2006-12-26 00:50:31
Kinduri, meaning mermaid in Sinhala, was the last turtle to be satellite tagged on the last night of the expedition. The TCP research tells us that she was tagged after her first nest of the season. All the other turtles tagged during this project had nested at least 4 times before they were tagged to optimise our chances of tracking their post-nesting migrations, but due to the time constraints, the decision was taken to tag Kinduri aftre her first nest. She returned to nest at Rekawa five more times to lay more nests during the 2006 season before her post-nesting migration. Her morning release was photographed by the BBC Natural History Unit crew and the photos will be used to publicise their upcoming documentary.
After her release, Kinduri nested at least another 4 times. On the 24.10.06, Kinduri false-crawled (emerged but did not lay eggs) on Rekawa beach. After that she did not return to lay, but instead started her post-nesting migration towards Minicoy of the Lakshadweep Islands.