Imagine great numbers of sea turtles like flocks of emus or herds of elephants or American bison. Instead of inhabiting vast landscapes, they occupy the seascapes from the tropics to the subpolar.
Two turtles that have spent months in rehabilitation at Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina will be released at Byron Bay’s Main Beach tomorrow, just in time for Valentines Day.
If you are a budding citizen scientist, James Cook University has an assignment for you – keeping tabs on turtles.
Keith Williams of Australian Seabird Rescue in Ballina still remembers Grace, the 45 centimetre sea turtle that died from swallowing a plastic bag. In memory of Grace, and countless other sea creatures, the service is backing a push to ban plastic bags.