World Turtle News, 01/12/2017

Turtle headcount: Volunteers shell out for critical trip

ON A National Parks map of the Capricorn-Bunker Islands, off the coast of Gladstone, there is one island with the highest level of restriction where only researchers can roam. Wreck Island doesn’t see nearly as many human feet as nearby Heron and Lady Musgrave Islands – but it does see an awful lot of flippers. For two weeks over Christmas, volunteers with the Queensland Turtle Research Program motored out to Wreck Island along with Lady Musgrave, North West and Heron Islands, to conduct an important task. The turtle census. Click the link to read more…

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Photo from Whit Sunday Coast Guardian.

WTN Editor

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