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Mass Turtle Death Investigated in Australia


By Kelli Downey – “INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the death of 10 green turtles found washed up on the beach in Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

Nine juveniles and one adult turtle were found dead on the Boyne Island beach and adjacent Canoe Point tip near the mouth of the Boyne River last Sunday.

Seven of the turtles were located dead in Boyne Island with the remaining three found washed up at Tannum Sands.

The discovery was reported by a member of the public to Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers Association about midday.

Group president and wildlife carer Jodi Jones attended Boyne Island beach soon after, witnessing the grisly scene which has deeply angered and upset her.

Mrs Jones said each of the turtles appeared to be healthy, beautiful specimens with no visible signs of trauma.”  Read more.

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