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Public urged not to disturb nesting turtles

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) is urging the public to be careful around turtle nesting habitats in north Queensland with the season underway.

GBRMPA spokesman Dr Mark Read says some have already begun coming ashore to lay eggs but numbers should peak next month.

He says baby turtles have many natural predators so it is important that humans do not add to their hardship.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-19/public-urged-not-to-disturb-nesting-turtles/4379462