My eyes could not believe it.. A loggerhead turtle
dead on the beach…
Apparently this turtle was killed by a propeller strike from a passing boat. This kind of occurrences are doubly tragic given the declining number of turtles of reproductive age left in Australian waters. It takes at least 20 years for a turtle to reach reproductive maturity. Between November and December 2011, 40 turtles died between Tweed and Ballina.
I remember going up to Bundaberg recently and seeing these gracious creatures and learning of their long travels- so sad to see them come to a premature end: Please save the turtles