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Wednesday 30 October 2019 30 October 2019

Naissance des tortues de mer à Bundaberg

Naissance des tortues de mer à Bundaberg

Do you like turtles? Queensland is the ideal place to observe their incredible life cycle. Our advice? It is in Bundaberg that you must plan your next trip...

A few kilometres from Bundaberg is the beach of Mon Repos. It is there that you have the opportunity to see sea turtles being born. Marine turtles are found in all the world's oceans (except the Arctic Ocean). But they are endangered species, and being able to observe them is a rare opportunity. The Mon Repos Centre and the State of Queensland are committed to turtle conservation. You can witness a small miracle of nature.

Between November and January (nesting)

This is the time of collective egg laying, called "arribadas". Two months earlier, the turtles were ready to reproduce and mated at sea near nesting sites.

Starting in November, the turtle mothers nest on the beach of Mon Repos, which is the largest turtle colony in the South Pacific. You will have the opportunity to see large green turtles and loggerheads climbing on the beach. They come to lay their eggs there, beyond the high tide line.

During this period, the park rangers will give you a guided tour of the reserve and the beach. It is a great experience that allows you to discover the endangered species that live there.

Between January and March (outbreak)

This is the ideal time to watch the eggs hatch, which usually occurs in the cool of the evening or very early in the morning. Very small turtles take their first steps on the sand.

If you look closely, you will see hundreds of tiny footprints connecting the sand dunes to the sea. Tortured babies are beginning to leave their nests and move to the Pacific Ocean, their future home.

This natural phenomenon occurs once a year, at the water's edge. It's a rare and captivating show!

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