Parks Australia – Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Today we celebrate turtles

To mark World Turtle Day - today, May 23 - our Parks staff have pulled together a short video in celebration of these wonderful marine reptiles.

The video was taken on Christmas Island, home to two species of turtles - the green turtle and the hawksbill. Unlike mainland areas of Australia where turtle nesting usually takes place between October and November, nesting is a year-round activity on Christmas Island. This little hatchling is a green sea turtle.

World Turtle Day helps increase awareness and knowledge of turtles and tortoises around the globe.

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