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Turtle Miracles on Mon Repos

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Published on Feb 16, 2014

In Bundaberg on the Southern Great Barrier Reef between November and March, there is a miracle that takes place nightly on the shores of Mon Repos beach. It is the place where over 50% of the entire concentration of nesting loggerhead turtles in the Southern Hemisphere comes to lay their eggs. These mumma turtles were born here as long as 80 years ago, hatched from a nest with roughly 100 siblings and made a scramble for the ocean. They survived the 1 in 1000 odds of surviving to maturity and now they use the Earth's magnetic field as an internal GPS to find their way back home and repeat the cycle.

Visit the turtles in Bundaberg: http://www.queensland.com/en-au/explo...


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Ranger guided encounters operate seven nights a week from 7pm from Nov to late March
*Nesting Turtles can be viewed after dark from Nov to Jan.
*Turtle hatchlings can be viewed at night from Jan to March.

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