Rose is the largest green sea turtle that has been in the care of the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, weighing in at 160kg. Photo Contributed
Rose is the largest green sea turtle that has been in the care of the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, weighing in at 160kg. Photo Contributed Contributed

TURTLE WATCH: Wildlife carers call for community's help

WILDLIFE carers are asking for the community's help to keep an eye out for a specific turtle.

Wildlife Rockhampton rescue coordinator Svetlana Mitin said there was a big turtle near Kinka Beach that may be in trouble.

"We need help spreading the word and keeping an eye on the turtle that been washed out on the Kinka beach, near caravan park," she said.

"But when tide came in, turtle was able to get back into the ocean.

"It is a big turtle, over 4 foot in diameter. It would be a high possibly she will be washed out again, hard to say where.

"She is unwell and will be floating, drifting wherever the tides and wind takes her. 

"We need people to keep an eye on Capricorn Coast beaches and let us know asap if there are any turtles that seems to be in trouble."

 

If you see a turtle near Kinka Beach, contact Wildlife Rockhampton on Facebook (click here) or phone 0429 469 453.



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