Virtuoso concert pianist David Helfgott and his wife Gillian, who are touring the region, took time out on Friday to relaunch two turtles that had been rehabilitated by Australian Seabird Rescue into the sea at Byron Bay. The turtles were nursed back to health after being found severely emaciated, having swallowed plastic bags that prevented them from ingesting food.
Gillian says she had become a convert to the cause of banning plastic bags after seeing what had happened to the turtles.
After his popular concert in Lismore on the weekend, David will be playing a more intimate one for the residents of the Buttery this evening.
Photo Jeff ‘Loggerhead’ Dawson