The tiny loggerhead and green turtles started hatching around mid-January, with the nesting season starting in November.
So far this season, 11,500 eggs have been relocated by volunteers working with the Department of Environment and Resource Management.
The selective group of volunteers are members of the Lower Mary River Land and Catchment Care Group and have been trained by island rangers in the handling of turtles and their eggs.
The volunteers spend weeks in isolation at Sandy Cape and at about 3.30am every day of their two, three or four-week stays they go in search of nests.
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