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Turtle Monitoring

During the Port Hedland turtle season, you can witness local flatback sea turtles emerging from the beach to nest (or even hatch!). For guided turtle viewing tours, please contact the local Care for Hedland Environmental Association who manage the turtle monitoring program.

Care For Hedland’s turtle monitoring initiative, established in 2004, focuses on conserving the local Flatback sea turtle species with community engagement. Supported by BHP since 2008, the program won the WA Environment Award in 2010. Operating from November to March, it spans Shark Bay to the Kimberley, gathering vital data on Flatback sea turtles. Using non-invasive methods like beach patrols and GPS tracking, the program contributes to a state-wide database, aiding scientists in understanding Flatback turtle populations and nesting behaviour.

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