Turtles Currently in Care 2019
Hazel – Green Turtle
Hazel is a sub-adult green turtle found in the tidal area in front of Cane Cockies Beach, Shute Harbour on 13th July 2019. She was found entangled in fishing line and lures and had a severed front right flipper from the entanglement. Hazel is doing well in care so far, such an injury will take some time to heal.
Bruce – Green Turtle
Bruce is a juvenile green turtle found on Half Tide Beach, Mackay on 28th June 2019. He is suffering from float and had a heavy barnacle and algae load. He is doing well in care, and with some TLC we are hoping he will make a full recovery.
Turtles Previously in Care 2019
Luna – Green Turtle
Luna is a juvenile green turtle found near the VMR Boat ramp on 2nd June 2019. She had a heavy barnacle and algae load, she had no other signs of illness or injury so she was cleaned up and released back into the Whitsunday waters on 6th June 2019.
Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre History
Since May 2013, 102 turtles have been cared for at the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre, with 52 turtles making a remarkable recovery and being able to be released back into the wild.