[Video]SEA LIFE Mooloolaba’s animal health team today released a rehabilitated turtle back into the ocean, straight off Mooloolaba Beach for the first time. Fondly named ‘Topaz’ in honour of the member of the public who dived in to save her, the 60cm wide green turtle has called SEA LIFE Mooloolaba’s Turtle Hospital home for more […]
The pitter patter of tiny flippers are on the march across Sunshine Coast beaches and residents are asked to give the newborn turtles some room so they have the best chance of survival. Sunshine Coast Council conservation officer Kate Winter said endangered loggerhead and green sea turtle hatchlings were now emerging from their nests and […]
Endangered Loggerhead Turtles are about to emerge on local beaches to build nests and lay their eggs. We can all play a role to ensure their hatchlings have the best possible chance of survival. Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said the annual turtle nesting season generally took place during November and December, with hatchlings emerging around early […]
Sunshine Coast’s UnderWater World today (Wednesday 15 May) launched a major new advance to its successful turtle rehabilitation program, with rescued turtle ‘Jamieson’ the first turtle to be fitted with a satellite tracking system. An olive ridley sea turtle officially named ‘Jamieson’ today, after Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, will be the first turtle to […]
The Sunshine Coast’s biggest turtle lover has begun his role as a ‘Young Turtle Crusader’ as he stepped into UnderWater World on a grand mission – to help the world’s majestic sea turtles. Eight year old, Kyle O’Connell from Tewantin was a special guest at the attraction, to undertake a number of exciting activities after […]
Sunshine Coast Council will provide the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital with $150,000 over three years to help native wildlife in need of care.