If you go down to the beach today.

Between November and March Green and Loggerhead turtles visit our beautiful shores to lay their eggs. After 60 days the baby turtles hatch.

If you are very enthusiastic, there are official turtle hatching tours that you can book, especially in the Bundaberg and Barrier Reef areas. However, one of the best kept secrets is that we have  turtles visiting our local Beaches and baby turtles are hatching right now. I was lucky enough to see the little turtles rushing from the sand dunes to the ocean at Sunshine Beach recently. There are also nests from Alexandra Bay to Coolum.

The mother turtles usually come ashore at night and if you are an early morning beach walker, look out for the ‘turtle tracks’ leading from the shore line to the sand dunes. The baby turtles can hatch at any time.

So, keep your eyes open when you are taking those beautiful long beach walks, you may be in for a big surprise.

For more information , check out: http://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/wildlife/watching/turtles/index.html

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