The Voyage of Our Turtles: Freedom Flipper
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Location and movement of Freedom Flipper
The official name as voted by you in WWF-Malaysia's "Turtle Idol" contest
West of Pulau Batam, Riau Archipelago, Indonesia
as of 23 September 2007
Pulau Upeh, Melaka
29 July 2007
Flipper Tag Numbers
Curved Carapace Length (Shell Length)
Curved Carapace Width (Shell Width)
A satellite transmitter (model KIWISAT 101) was attached to her carapace (shell) after her third nesting on 29 July 2007. She was released at 5am and has been transmitting her travels since. She has already returned to the island (with the transmitter on her carapace) to lay her fourth and fifth clutch of eggs for the season. And at last, after her fifth nesting on the island (24 August 2007), she embarked on her voyage and has since revealed what is believed to be her foraging home at the distant shores of the Riau Archipelago.