Parks Australia – Department of the Environment
To mark World Turtle Day - today, May 23 - our park's 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.
For more information, please visit: environment.gov.au/parks/christmas
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