#MackayPrideMonday It’s marine turtle nesting season! The nesting season runs …

#MackayPrideMonday It’s marine turtle nesting season! 🐢

The nesting season runs from mid-October to January, and hatchlings generally emerge from December to the end of March.

We spotted these tracks last week at Blacks Beach. 😍

Most of our local sandy beaches are potential nesting areas for flatback and green marine turtles.

If you see a female turtle crossing the beach or digging a nest, do not approach it, make loud noises or shine bright lights as they are easily disturbed and may return to the water without laying any eggs. If you see turtle tracks, nesting or hatching activity, please contact Mackay & District Turtle Watch on 4954 9613

👉 Did you know? 🤔
Flatback turtles are the most common marine turtle on our beaches. Flatbacks can lay every two to three years. They lay about three to four clutches of 50 eggs (the size of a billiard ball). Green marine turtles occasionally lay on our local beaches, mainly island beaches. Greens turtles can lay every three to seven years. They can lay up to five clutches of 120 eggs (the size of a ping pong ball).

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