Turtles Currently in Care 2018
Samson – Green Turtle
Samson is a adult male turtle who was found on Henning Island on 18th June 2018. He was found beached and above the high tide mark, he is malnourished and very lethargic. What was amazing about this rescue was the team work from the Hamilton Island staff, the crew on Samson Barge and Cruise Whitsundays, for safely rescuing and delivering Samson to Shute Harbour where we were able to transfer him to the WTRC. We are hoping that with some rest and TLC Samson will make a full recovery.
Carlee – Green Turtle
Carlee is a juvenile Green turtle found on 15th June 2018 at Shute Harbour. She was found caught in a thin mooring line and suffering from float. Thanks to Whitsunday Rent A Yacht and Fauna Rescue Whitsundays who helped assist with the rescue. Carlee is currently doing well in care and has already started eating.
Conway – Green Turtle
Conway, a juvenile Green turtle found at Conway Beach on 6th June 2018. He was found beach washed, on the tide line covered in algae and barnacles and extremely weak and malnourished. He is recovering well in care and has now lost his float.
Willow – Green Turtle
Willo is a adult green male turtle, found on the beach on Long Island on Sunday 3rd June, he was transported to the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre. He is very lethargic, malnourished and has a heavy barnacle and algae load. Willo is very sick and we are keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that with some loving care he will make a good recovery.
Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre History
Since May 2013, 86 turtles have been cared for at the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre, with 42 turtles making a remarkable recovery and being able to be released back into the wild.