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A sighting of a Luth (Dermochelys coriacea (L): Chelonia) in Bass Strait, Tasmania

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Van Tets, GF and Johnstone, GW and Williams, R (1974) A sighting of a Luth (Dermochelys coriacea (L): Chelonia) in Bass Strait, Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 108. p. 111. ISSN 0080-4703

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Abstract

At 09.00 h Eastern Daylight Saving Time on 8 December 1973 we observed a large turtle from the bow of the M. V. NELLA DAN. It was floating at the surface of the water with part of its carapace exposed, and swam slowly southwards out of the ship's path. According to the ship's log, NELLA DAN was at that time in Bass Strait in about 400 00' s, 147 degrees 02'E, travelling on a course of 309 degrees west of the Furneaux Group, Tasmania.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tasmania, Hobart, Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: p. 111
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 23 May 2012 03:22
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:34
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13748
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