Turtle breeding haven discovered off Australia’s north

Date: 2/12/2008

A new wildlife report has confirmed the sandy islands off Australia’s Northern Territory coast are a hotbed for breeding marine turtles. The report, compiled over 14 years, found turtle nesting sites in the Northern Territory are of global significance because six of the seven marine turtles found in the world inhabit the area’s waters. Parks and Wildlife principal scientist, Karen Edyvane, says efforts to preserve turtle habitats should be increased.

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