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Turtley aware tips for summer

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Turtle hatchlings making their way to the ocean. Image: Ian MacAuslane & Bundaberg Tourism

January marks the beginning of turtle hatchling season and it's also the perfect time to be enjoying the beautiful beaches around the Bundaberg Region.

As part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Turtle Awareness campaign, beachgoers are reminded to tread lightly at the beach this summer.

There are a few things to be aware of when you are enjoying summer days at the beach:

  1. Tread lightly around the sand dunes. Don’t dig or play around the sand dunes. This is where turtles nest. Set up your umbrellas further down the beach and do your best to stay away from these sensitive areas. 
  2. Enjoying a snack at the beach? Don’t forget to take ALL your rubbish when you leave and dispose of it correctly. You can find information on waste and recycling here.
  3. Spot a little turtle hatchling? If you are lucky enough to see turtle hatchlings emerging, don’t interrupt! Avoid their path and admire them from afar. 

Residents and visitors can learn more about looking out for these turtley cool creatures by visiting the Mon Repos Turtle Centre or by signing up to the Turtley Aware Club.

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