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Clean Up For The Hatchlings

  • Monday 31st January 2022
  • turtles

Beach Cleanup 359 Sm

While the annual Clean Up For The Hatchlings event has been cancelled in its current format, we are still calling on our community to safely pick up rubbish at a time that suits them over the next week.

The staff of SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium have been doing a beach clean up and a very special double turtle release this morning. 

Two Green Sea Turtles, Dasher and Blitzen arrived to SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast just before the festive season, in need of care and rehabilitation.

Dasher was found on 3 December 2021 in the shallows of Mooloolaba Spit weighing 10kg, and Blitzen was earlier on 3 November 2021 washed up on Teewah Beach, weighing 7kg and has proved to have a very healthy appetite – munching on over 500g of food per day!

The pair of healthy turtles were released back into the ocean on Tuesday 1 February on Mooloolaba Beach.

Clean Up For The Hatchlings is run each year as a partnership between SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, Sunshine Coast Council, ReefCheck Australia, TurtleCare, UnityWater and Coolum and North Shore Coast Care and aims to highlight the importance of keeping our beaches clean and healthy for the local wildlife.

For more information on the Sunshine Coast Council website, please click here.

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