One of our resident baby turtles, photographed by Jan Waters of TurtleCare Rainbow Beach
World Turtle Day is held annually on 23 May and was created as a yearly observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
We are so, so fortunate here in Rainbow Beach to have our beautiful local sea turtles nesting nearby for us to observe and protect.
Every turtle is vital to the survival of the species.
TurtleCare Rainbow Beach is the message board about marine turtle sightings, nesting and hatching on Rainbow Beach and in nearby waters. Their volunteers walk the beaches looking for evidence of turtle nests to help protect them from predators. Trained turtle carers save at-risk turtle eggs by relocating nests to prevent large tides exposing the eggs
If you aren’t a member of the TurtleCare Rainbow Beach Facebook group, you might be missing out on the news about the baby turtles from Cooloola CoastCare’s team of volunteers, so head over and join the group if you love our sea turtles.