Loggerhead Turtles on Sunshine Beach

A usual walk on Sunshine Beach took an exciting turn on Sunday when Becky came across newly hatched baby turtles.

The little turtles had just left their nest in the dunes and were struggling down to the ocean under the protection of the local life guards. These turtles are very rare and are a protected  animal. It was very exciting to watch their brave efforts as they crossed the beach and entered the ocean. Sometimes the waves pushed them right back up the beach and it was very hard not to ‘help them’ but the life guards told everyone that they must not touch them.  Eventually every little turtle made it into the ocean and swum away to the cheers of all the delighted people watching. We are so lucky to live here, aren’t we!

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