The Voyage of Our Turtles: Alphey | WWF Malaysia

The Voyage of Our Turtles: Alphey



 
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Location and movement of Alphey

Turtle Name:
Alphey

Current Location
South of Pulau  Bintan, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia
as of 02 October 2007

Deployment Location
Pulau Upeh, Melaka

Deployment Date
5 August 2007

Flipper Tag Numbers
MY4627/MY4628

Curved Carapace Length (Shell Length)
76.75cm

Curved Carapace Width (Shell Width)
67.65cm

Weight
44.0kg
Alphey with a satellite transmitter attached. 
	© WWF-Malaysia/Lee Chuen Yap
Alphey with a satellite transmitter attached.
© WWF-Malaysia/Lee Chuen Yap

Biography

Alphey was encountered relatively late into the season and laid her first nest on the island at a time when most of the others were laying their last. She brought the number of turtles tagged on the island this year to 17.

A satellite transmitter (model KIWISAT 101) was attached to her carapace soon after her second nesting on 5 August 2007, and she was released at 4am. She returned weeks later for her third nesting on 19 August 2007, her fourth on 1 September 2007 and fifth on 16 September 2007. Since starting her voyage back to her foraging grounds, she has revealed to us that the waters south of Pulau Bintan will be her home until her next nesting season years from now.