TURTLE RESPONSIBILITIES

The beaches of "Sunrise  at 1770" are home to a population of nesting turtles, from November through to April. Green turtles, the endangered Loggerhead and the native Flatback all favour our beaches, as they are quiet and relatively uninhabited. Resident and guests are requested by Queensland Parks and Wildlife, to keep night lighting to a minimum during these months.

 

There are a number of simple rules recommended by the QPWS that should be followed if you are planning to be on the beaches after dark during the nesting and hatching period.

Most importantly remember that turtles are totally protected, and it is an offence under State and Commonwealth legislation to handle or interferer with turtles, their eggs and the nesting cycle.

If you wish to see this miracle of nature up close, then one of our resident turtle researchers will do their best to accommodate.

Contact:

Gary Prichard 

0408995153

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Turtle Update 20-21

 

Red Rock Beach

Date                          21/1/2021

Nests                         55

Nests Hatched         5

Hatchlings                405

Sunrise Beach

Date                          21/1/2021

Nests                         8

Nests Hatched        0

Hatchlings