Flatback turtle on Thevenard Island

A brief snapshot of turtle monitoring activities around Western Australia.

Live session 19 June

Join the ‘round-the-clock virtual event’ on Saturday 19th June 2021 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Indian Ocean and South East Asia Agreement.

Setting up the GPS system to relocate marked turtle nests to retrieve temperature loggers and assess nest success.

Today is International Day for Girls and Women in Science and once again we would like to showcase some of the diverse talent working to conserve flatback turtles in WA.

WA attendees at 5th Australian Turtle Symposium

The 5th Australian Marine Turtle Symposium was held from 11th to 14th September in Ballina, NSW.

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

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