Turtles

Eighty Mile Beach: Cameras monitor turtle nests

Surveillance cameras are being used to monitor threats to turtle nests as part of a study.

Turtle tracks

Turtle tracks

Foxes have been filmed near nests at Eighty Mile Beach.

DEC, Indigenous Rangers and volunteers are studying threats to turtle nesting.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Aboriginal, Environment Comments Off

Cape Dommett: More female turtles hatching

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Photo courtesy Rod Hartvigsen

Scientists say more female turtles and fewer males are hatching at Cape Dommett.

This appears to coincide with increased water temperature associated with global warming.

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Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Environment Comments Off

Plastic map to help save turtles

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Photo courtesy Rod Hartvigsen

Scientists are creating a map of the main areas that discarded plastic floats on the ocean surface.

This data is then to be used to help prevent sea turtles from eating so much plastic, which kills many each year.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 Environment Comments Off

James Price Point: Study finds turtles nests

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Photo by Rod Hartvigsen

Scientists have found 38 nests of endangered marine turtles within 6km of the proposed gas hub site.

“An independent and peer-reviewed study into marine turtle nesting in the James Price Point area led by University of Melbourne marine biologist Malcolm Lindsay has found 14 turtle nests and 38 false crawls over the 2011/2012 nesting season, including the first ever recorded Hawksbill hybrid in Australia,” a statement from a green group says.

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Friday, March 30th, 2012 Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

James Price Point: Protest planned in Perth

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Picture by Rod Hartvigsen

Protestors are planning a demonstration outside Woodside’s Perth office today.

The will be dressed as whales, turtles and bilbys to protest against the proposed gas hub at James Price Point.

You can read a media release here:

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Coastal rubbish a hazard to marine life

A recent survey has netted more than 250 kilograms of rubbish along the remote Kimberley coast.

Coordinator Grace Heathcote said turtles, dolphins and whales are all at risk from the rubbish which is often dumped from ships and boats.

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Monday, August 29th, 2011 Environment Comments Off

Broome: Invitation to make turtle sandcastles

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Photo - Wilderness Society

Broome people are invited to make turtle-shaped sandcastles at Cable Beach today.

This is one of several similar events staged on Australian beaches today to send an environmental message to minister Tony Burke.

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Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 Broome, Environment 4 Comments

James Price Point: Woodside to survey turtle nesting

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Photo courtesy Rod Hartvigsen

Woodside is to conduct surveys of turtle nesting sites on the Dampier Peninsula says the ABC.

James Price Point, site of the proposed gas processing hub, is on the Dampier Peninsula.

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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 Environment, Oil and gas 297 Comments
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