Wanted: Walkers who’ll watch out for turtle tracks

Sea Turtle babyDid you know that turtles lay their eggs on the beaches at Rainbow Beach? In 2017, a turtle laid her eggs right beside the lifesaver’s tower but this was not enough to save them. Sadly the eggs were washed away by an extra high tide.

This doesn’t have to be the case. All along the Queensland beaches, groups of keen amateurs helped by trained carers save many nests from predation by foxes, dingoes and goannas and from the ravages of the sea.

Cooloola Coastcare is looking for people who walk on the beach regularly who are interested in becoming ‘Walkers who Watch’ during the turtle nesting season, November to March.

This is a new project under development, so please contact us now with your name, email or phone number, and we’ll keep you informed about how you can help us save these wonderful sea creatures.

In the meantime, you can help by picking up plastic off the beaches because many of these cute little fellows are lost when they eat floating plastic as their first meal. Contact Lindy Orwin, Coordinator, Cooloola Coastcare, 0178 019 322 coordinator@cooloolacoastcare.org.au

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