Local Beauties


We have started the monumental task of turning our turtle nesting data from a collection of dull numbers into more useful information.

Mapping our turtle nests is a vital part of this process. And this season has been a record year for us, with 46 nests – a huge increase over our previous years of monitoring. Our turtle team has certainly been kept busy – and those mum Loggerhead and Green turtles may sneak in a few more before the end of the season!

It is always interesting to see the nests on a map – to see which beaches are most popular and which are less so.

And the evidence is very clear – turtles prefer to nest on darker beaches!

Check out the gap in front of the highrises at Marcoola – and note that this is ALL of our nests in this area, for ALL of the 11 seasons that we have been monitoring, right up to today!

We have never had a nest in front of the highrises … not one.

A call for help from new volunteers by the Twin Waters Dune Protection Group for their working bees on the third Monday morning of each month. All are welcome. For more information please contact Sue by email twinwatersduneprotectiongroup@hotmail.com or MS 0402113375. A big congratulation to this group having had their first weeding held on Monday 16th June.

A note from Sue (11 June 2014) [Click to read more…]

Check out the Ecoflick created by two of our members to highlight the importance of our dunes and the plants that hold them in place – watch the short 5 minute film here.

The film won second place against some other great short films in the 2013 Ecoflicks competition – congratulations Birte and Diane!