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Bouvard Coast Care Group
Working for the future to protect our coastal dune system, fauna and wildlife
BOUVARD COASTCARE TURTLE GROUP

Turtle Group

Our Turtle Group look after sea turtles. Six of the world’s seven species of turtles are found in WA waters:     green     hawksbill     loggerhead     flatback     leatherback     olive ridley. All marine turtles in Australian waters are protected species at both State and Commonwealth levels.     Marine turtles have existed in the world's oceans for more than 100 million years.     These ancient mariners have cultural, spiritual and economic importance to coastal Indigenous Australians.     Turtles feature in many stories, ceremonies, traditions and contemporary activities of Indigenous people, and are often a food source in remote coastal communities. Marine turtles generally live for a long time and are slow to reach sexual maturity—it can take between 20 and 50 years for a turtle to begin to breed. The only time they leave the ocean is when the adult females lay their eggs on beaches, and occasionally to bask during the nesting season. ( Read more on the DBCA Website ) The aim of our Turtle Group is to encourage members and their families to monitor and protect sea turtles especially young turtles that have been washed up on our coastline during storms.

You can join this group by contacting Allison via email:  turtles@bouvardcoastcare.org.au 

Copyright © Bouvard Coast Care Group Inc - Registered Not for Profit Organisation
Designed by Westcountry
Bouvard Coast Care Group
Working for the future to protect our coastal dune system, fauna and wildlife

Turtle Group

Our Turtle Group look after sea turtles. Six of the world’s seven species of turtles are found in WA waters:     green     hawksbill     loggerhead     flatback     leatherback     olive ridley. All marine turtles in Australian waters are protected species at both State and Commonwealth levels.     Marine turtles have existed in the world's oceans for more than 100 million years.     These ancient mariners have cultural, spiritual and economic importance to coastal Indigenous Australians.     Turtles feature in many stories, ceremonies, traditions and contemporary activities of Indigenous people, and are often a food source in remote coastal communities. Marine turtles generally live for a long time and are slow to reach sexual maturity—it can take between 20 and 50 years for a turtle to begin to breed. The only time they leave the ocean is when the adult females lay their eggs on beaches, and occasionally to bask during the nesting season. ( Read more on the DBCA Website ) The aim of our Turtle Group is to encourage members and their families to monitor and protect sea turtles especially young turtles that have been washed up on our coastline during storms.

You can join this group by

contacting Allison via email: 

turtles@bouvardcoastcare.org.au