Animal T-017 was first seen by us in June 2008 with a small calf and on several other occasions during out pilot study.
She was seen in the winter field season (Aug 2009) with her tag still in her fin, not seen in the summer of 2010 and only once in the current winter season.
She was fairly decomposed, and had a few shark bites along her belly. It's impossible to tell if these occurred before or after death, but judging from their size are probably from a bronze whaler shark which are common along this coast.
So..we've lost a mother from this population. We kept the skull and from the teeth, it may be possible to age her one day.