Green sea turtle hatchling - World Turtle Day, 23 May 2012

2012

To mark World Turtle Day - May 23 - our Parks staff have pulled together a short video in celebration of these wonderful marine reptiles.

The video was taken on Christmas Island, home to two species of turtles - the green turtle and the hawksbill. Unlike mainland areas of Australia where turtle nesting usually takes place between October and November, nesting is a year-round activity on Christmas Island. This little hatchling is a green sea turtle.

World Turtle Day helps increase awareness and knowledge of turtles and tortoises around the globe.

Footage supplied by Braydon Moloney.