HOAX SUSPECTED: Environmental advocate Lance Payne sent this image in to WWF Australia of a turtle hatchling beside a lump of coal at East Point Beach, Mackay.
HOAX SUSPECTED: Environmental advocate Lance Payne sent this image in to WWF Australia of a turtle hatchling beside a lump of coal at East Point Beach, Mackay. Lance Payne/WWF Austalia

Something fishy about coal washing ashore: Opinion

IT'S strange how I've never before heard or seen reports of coal washed up on north Queensland beaches.

Isn't coal heavier than salt water?

And how about the new turtle hatchling next to the coal? Dramatic, eh.

In my opinion there is two reasons for this coal thing:

A) It's a one-off event of minute amount,

B) The night before some person/s scattered the coal about (salted as they say).

Only one report and nothing since.

I suppose we will have to wait to see which rent-a- crowd mob starts protesting the loudest, unless some other person let the cat out of the bag before the event.

G. Townsend, Emu Park



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