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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.
--------------- 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.