Turtle Nest: Angle 2:

Turtle Nest: Angle 2:

Sunshine Coast volunteers have moved quickly to protect the first turtle nest of the season.

They’ve already covered the nest at Point Cartright with mesh to protect the eggs from predatory foxes.

Sunshine Coast Council Conservation Officer Kate Hofmeister says the nest is located in an area that’s prone to erosion during the summer storms, so it may need to be moved into the dunes in the next month.

She says up to 100 green and endangered loggerhead turtles nest on local beaches each year.

Kate Hofmeister: “So this one will be the first of many for the season. We typically have anywhere between 50 and 100 nests across the whole of the Sunshine Coast and we’re hoping that this will be another good year on the coast just like last season was. Last season we had 50 nests on the southern end of the Sunshine Coast.”

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