Release Date:2012-04-23 09:15:00
Release Location:مصيرة, عمان
We called Careana the ‘survivor’, because her shell had big marks from a propeller – the wounds were healed, but the scars were very clear, and she has obviously survived some challenging times in life. She is sponsored by CASP, and was extremely docile while we were tagging her. We hope she lives a full long life. It is interesting to think how an animal can be so badly damaged and still emerge to lay eggs on a beach. Amazing! She emerged at about 11:30 at night, and by the time she had her satellite tracking device attached and tested, it was early the next morning. A lot of times the dew sets in at night and we have to wait rather long periods for our fibreglass to dry…. She was another of the large Omani hawksbills, measuring some 81cm in curved carapace length – the height of an average dining table!
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