Udayana University (Denpasar, Indonesia) and the joint program WWF Berau, was so kind to provide one of their fastlock gps systems (Sirtrack) to track a green turtle from Derawan to study the movement on its foraging ground. Jaya Rata came all the way from Denpasar to Derawan to attach the Sirtrack transmitter. He has tagged a lot of turtles in Indonesia. 

The route of Mayo the green turtle can be followed here: http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/?tag_id=53005  Have a look! Will she stay around Derawan or travel to greener meadows?

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From left to right Turtle guards Darjon & Dody, Jaya (Udayana Univ./WWF), Sjoerd, Me, and Rusli (WWF-TNC Berau)

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Turtle “Mayo” is sunbasking and waiting for the epoxy to dry before she is released again.She is 78,5 cm (CCLmin) and 70,9 cm (CCW). Her weight was 58.4 kg.

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One Response so far.

  1. Simona says:

    Congratulations!!!!
    Looking forward to listen about your news, I’m finishing here, will we meet before I leave Netherlands?
    All the best

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