White-throated Snapping Turtle

2019-09-20T14:52:08+10:00

WHITE-THROATED SNAPPING TURTLE It may have a dangerous sounding name, but the White-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula) is in fact one of Queensland’s endangered animals. Only recognised as a separate species in 2006, this freshwater turtle is the largest of the snapping turtles, growing up to 420mm in length, and is found only in the [...]

Nest to Ocean Program

2019-09-20T15:00:12+10:00

NEST TO OCEAN PROGRAM The coastline of the Burnett Mary region is internationally renowned for its marine turtle nesting sites. These sites support significant breeding populations of endangered loggerhead turtles and vulnerable green and flatback turtles. These iconic species experience a range of serious threats to their survival. The main threats are pollution and [...]