Learn more about the amazing Loggerhead and Flatback Turtles! Eggs of the Loggerhead and Flatback Turtle will be incubated at the Queensland Museum with the hatchlings timed to emerge during the World Science Festival. Our Reptile Curator, Patrick Couper, will be on hand to oversee this project which is designed and supervised by Dr Colin Limpus, an internationally renowned turtle biologist.
Following the Festival, most of the hatchlings will be transported to Yeppoon and released offshore. The remaining hatchlings will be taken to Underwater World, on the Sunshine coast, where they will be fitted with transmitters. This will enable scientists to track their movements when they are later released.
Turtle Hatching is a collaboration between Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, SEA LIFE Mooloolaba, and the Queensland Museum. It has been made possible with kind support from Aqua One, SEA LIFE Trust ANZ and James Cook University. This project has received official approved by the Queensland Museum Animal Ethics Committee.
Got questions? Find more information our turtle hatching project here.
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia