Reading tags on a loggerhead turtle nesting at Mon Repos

Special celebrations this year for world sea turtle day as Queensland's Dr Col Limpus is recognised for over 50 years research on turtles as Officer of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Dr Scott Whiting and Dr Sabrina Fossette with smileys on hands

Today is world turtle day and the end of National Volunteer Week. The North West Shelf Flatbacks team would like to thank all of our volunteers.

Hatchling and female flatbacks move towards artificial lights

For the International Day of Light 2019 we highlight the importance of using best practice lighting design and assessing artificial lights for their impact on wildlife.

Yawuru Ranger holds juvenile flatback turtle

In a world-first discovery DBCA scientists and Traditional Owners found a range of juvenile flatback turtles feeding in waters near Broome.

Yoshi's journey route from Africa to Australia

Marine turtle rehabilitation and technology are starting to unlock the secrets of turtle life stages that previously just disappeared into the deep blue.

Flatback head close up

Applications for this position are now closed.

Sierra Ison

To recognise the International Day for Women and Girls in Science we would like to introduce you to a North West Shelf Flatbacks PhD student, Sierra Ison who was recently selected for a Green Talent Award.

Juvenile loggerhead turtle ready for release

In late March 2019, 21 young turtles were brought to DBCA. They were measured, weighed and flipper-tagged before flying to Exmouth for release.

Start of monitoring flatback on the beach

With turtle nesting season underway in the Pilbara the DBCA turtle teams have descended on Thevenard and Delambre Islands to monitor this year's action.

Turtle being photographed by Beastcam

Three-dimensional images of flatback turtles taken on Thevenard Island are now being used to help researchers better understand the species.