Seven species of sea turtle are found throughout the world. Six live and nest in Queensland, Australia.
All species of sea turtle are considered to be endangered or vulnerable.
Reef Catchments offers support and assists to promote the Mackay & District Turtle Watch Association. The Association consists of volunteers, who monitor beaches and care for our Mackay turtle visitors covering an area from Repulse Bay in the north of the region, to Stanage Bay in the south. MDTWA 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. The group will take action to protect nests, sometimes through translocation to provide the best opportunity for survival.
Monitoring Organisation Reef Catchments
Name Katrina Dent
Phone 4968 4207
Position in organisation General Manager
Activity Type educational initiatives (e.g. schools programs, community initiatives)
Activity Indicators seagrass health in inshore marine zones
Activity location O'Connell catchment, Pioneer catchment, Plane catchment
Frequency of monitoring
Monitoring Start Date 01/07/201530/12/2018
Location of monitoring data
Date quality / confidence
Website URL http://mackayturtles.org.au/
Collaborators Mackay & District Turtle Watch Association
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