Volunteers rush north to save injured turtles

Volunteers have flown to a remote far north Queensland community to try and save dozens of injured turtles.

Nearly 30 turtles have been swept up on beaches near Mapoon on western Cape York after being entangled in discarded fishing nets, known as ‘ghost nets’.

Rescuers believe the nets were swept across the Gulf of Carpentaria during cyclones Olga and Neville, dragging the turtles into shore.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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