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Bribie Island Turtle Trackers
Bribie Island Turtle Trackers

What are we doing?

We monitor and protect the turtles that nest on Bribie's beaches to maximise the number of hatchlings that make it to the sea.

Why are we doing it?

  1. To report accurate data on nesting and hatching to the DES.

  2. To protect nesting mothers and their nests from beach traffic, dogs, etc.

  3. To relocate nests that are at significant risk e.g. from dune erosion.

  4. To maximise the number of hatchlings that make it to the ocean.

Who is involved?

  • Diane Oxenford

  • Jean Taplin

  • Kylie Hankens

  • Jenny Archer

  • Camila Smith

  • Neil Basford

  • Rod Basford

How can you help?

Turtle tracking requries a significant committment of time, energy, and discipline. Team members have to complete a training course at the Mon Repos Turtle Centre, patrol the beach in all weather for many hours during the night or day, respond quickly to calls about injured, sick, or deceased turtles, and participate in collection and reporting of detailed nesting and hatching data.

If you think you have what it takes, email your details to: 

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