Sea Turtles

Stock Photography By David C Hancock

Sea turtles nest along the northern coast of Australia, mainly on remote beaches where their nests enjoy a modicum of safety. However, when they nest on beaches around Darwin local wildlife rangers try to locate the eggs and hatch them and release them as a community event. It is an educational opportunity and also saves the small turtles from dogs and other predators that would eat them as they got to the sea.

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1. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

2. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

3. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

4. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

5. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

6. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

7. Sea Turtles. Kakadu National Park rangers, Mick Gorst (right) & Rob Korljan (left) help tag a Flatback turtle after she laid eggs on Field Island, off the mouth of the South Aligator River.

8. Sea Turtles. A hatchling Flatback turtle clambers towards the sea after hatching from eggs on Field Island, off the mouth of the South Aligator River.

9. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

10. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive

11. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive. Graham Weston and Lisa Fitzgerald search for babies that hatched but were unable to dig their way out of the nest

12. Sea Turtles. Bare Sand Island in Bynoe Harbour is a prime nesting area for flatback turtles in northern Australia. The marine reptiles lay more than 500,000 eggs a year on the island, of which about two percent survive. Digging for hatchlings that couldn't get out

13. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

14. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

15. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

16. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

17. Sea Turtles. Parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

18. Sea Turtles. Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

19. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

20. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

21. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

22. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

23. Sea Turtles. Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

24. Sea Turtles. Ranger Ray Chatto and other parks and wildlife rangers engage with public at Casuarina Coastal Reserve with the release of turtle hatchlings.

25. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

26. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

27. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

28. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

29. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

30. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

31. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

32. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

33. Sea Turtles. Turtle hatchlings are released at Casuarina Beach, Darwin, one of the few large cities in the world where sea turtles nest

34. Sea Turtles. Turtle hatchlings are released at Casuarina Beach, Darwin, one of the few large cities in the world where sea turtles nest

35. Sea Turtles. Parks and Wildlife ranger Dean McAdam explains the life cycle of a marine turtle during the release of hatchlings at Casuarina Beach, Darwin

36. Sea Turtles. Turrtle release on Casuarina beach in darwin. This is a public event to educate locals about the importance of not disturbing nests.

37. Sea Turtles. Turtle hatchlings are released at Casuarina Beach, Darwin, one of the few large cities in the world where sea turtles nest

38. Sea Turtles. Green turtle, Darwin harbour

39. Sea Turtles. A large female green turtle returns to the water in the Gulf of Carpentaria after laying eggs in the sand.

40. Sea Turtles. A large female green turtle carries a satellite transmitter to track her movements in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Photographer:David Hancock/Copyright:SkyScans

 

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