Prose PR 2010
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Seven species of sea turtle are found throughout the world. Six live and nest in
All species of sea turtle are considered to be endangered or vulnerable.
Mackay & District Turtle Watch consists of volunteers, who monitor beaches from Repulse
Bay in the north of the region, to Stanage Bay in the south.
They operate under the guidelines of the Queensland Sea Turtle Project.
Members collect data on nesting sea turtles, hatchlings and stranded marine animals.
The group also educates the public, through public awareness activities, at schools,
community groups and on the beaches.