Marine turtles

Marine turtles migrate great distances to reach their feeding grounds and nesting sites in the Great Sandy Biosphere.

All marine turtles are experiencing serious threats to their survival.

The main threats are pollution, predators and changes to important turtle habitats especially coral reefs, sea grass beds and nesting beaches. The use of artificial lights has a negative impact on their population.

Nesting season in the Great Sandy Biosphere region is from October to March.

The Mon Repos Conservation Centre is in the Great Sandy Biosphere Reserve.