In late October I shot a job on the Ribbon Reefs, out from Cooktown, for Tourism Queensland. On the last day of the 6-day shoot we came across and photographed a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) at Dark Reef, off Port Douglas.
On closer inspection of the photos, I found it had been tagged, and with the help of some photoshop enhancement, out of all those megapixels we managed to recover the name of the tag owner – SPREP – off one tag, and a partial number off the other tag. Details of the find have been passed on to SPREP, who are based in Apia, Western Samoa, and hopefully we’ll find out some history of the turtle’s travels.
More about the shoot in a later post.