The Voyage of Our Turtles: Puteri Tanjung Dahan
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Location and movement of Puteri Tanjung Dahan
Puteri Tanjung Dahan
Named by Datuk Seri Haji Mohd. Ali bin Mohd. Rustam, the Chief Minister of Melaka
Riau Archipelago (Indonesian Waters)
as of 14 March 2007
Tanjung Dahan, Melaka
26 August 2006
Flipper Tag Numbers
Curved Carapace Length (Shell Length)
Curved Carapace Width (Shell Width)
A KIWISAT 101 satellite transmitter was attached to her carapace (shell) and she was released at 7.30am. We returned to patrol the same beach and the adjacent ones 12 days later (this due to the nature of hawksbills which usually return to nest at an average interval of 12 to 16 days). There was no sign of her until, at last - she returned to the same beach (Tanjung Dahan) 18 days later!
Puteri Tanjung Dahan has officially swum into Indonesian waters. Initially, she did not move very far, as she was going back and forth the waters of Melaka and Negeri Sembilan, and was even detected off the coral reefs of Tanjung Tuan and Pulau Besar.
Eventually, she embarked on a journey towards south of Peninsular Malaysia and was last found roaming around the Riau Archipelago.