The Voyage of Our Turtles: Puteri Pulau Upeh
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Location and movement of Puteri Pulau Upeh
Puteri Pulau Upeh
Named by YB Datuk Haji Md. Yunos bin Husin, the State Chairman of Rural and Agriculture Development Committee
Singaporean waters (South of Singapore)
as of 22 February 2007
Pulau Upeh, Melaka
29 August 2006
Flipper Tag Numbers
Curved Carapace Length (Shell Length)
Curved Carapace Width (Shell Width)
A KIWISAT 101 satellite transmitter was attached onto her shell on 29 August 2006, after her third nesting for the season. She was released at 2.20am the same night and was officially named Puteri Pulau Upeh by the State Chairman of Rural and Agriculture Development Committee, YB Datuk Haji Md. Yunos bin Husin.
Puteri Pulau Upeh begun her journey southwards on 14 September 2006. She crossed over to Singapore waters approximately two weeks later and has been detected at the southern island of Singapore ever since. She may be feeding amongst the patches coral reefs still existing around the area.