Shelley - Flatback Turtles, Cape Domett Western Australia
A project of Flatback turtles: Cape Domett, Western Australia.
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This turtle had a satellite transmitter attached at 8:40pm local time. She had a carapace (shell) length of 89.7cm and width of 76.1cm.
She was one of 136 turtles that came ashore to nest on the 2-km long beach that night.
This turtle was named by the members of SEEKS Inc. as well as by DEC staff (the name is after Shelley Taylor-Smith, the long distance swimmer). SEEKS stands for Save Endangered East Kimberley Species.
Photos of this turtle will be uploaded soon.
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