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Meet our Turtles

Here at SEA LIFE Sydney we have a loveable bunch of turtles that you can spot during your visit. Keep your eyes peeled for our newest resident, Plugga the Green Sea Turtle.

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Plugga 0000 Plugga Enjoying Her Name Home At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Meet Plugga

Meet Plugga, a 120kg rescue Australian Green Sea Turtle. Plugga was found washed up on a beach in 1990 with much of her right-rear flipper missing. After she outgrew her home in a marine park in Coffs Harbour she made the journey down to us here in Sydney. Plugga now lives with us and her 3 other turtle tank mates in our Day and Night on the Reef zone.

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Meet Dave & Chong

Dave and Chong are two of our resident turtles here in Sydney. They are fed 3 times a week and cannot get enough of squid! It's their favourite! These guys both weigh between 150 - 200 kg and are over 25 years old! Try and spot them at Turtle Beach in the Day and Night on the Reef Exhibit!

Ernie Broad Shelled River Turtle

Meet Ernie

Ernie is one of our broad-shelled turtles. He is quite different looking from our other turtles, this is because he is a freshwater turtle! This species of turtle can be found in rivers all around NSW and preys on shrimps and yabbies. You can spot Ernie in our very first tank as you enter the aquarium!

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Myrtle

It is with a heavy heart that the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium family advises of the passing of our beautiful rescue Green Sea Turtle, Myrtle on Monday 25 January 2021.
Myrtle was found unresponsive by the aquarium team as they conducted their early morning walk-around checks on Monday. The team acted swiftly by dispatching a group of divers to move her into a holding pool above the Day and Night on the Reef Zone to find that she had unfortunately already passed away.
Myrtle was an important member of the aquarium’s family and her loss is being felt by all staff, especially those who worked with her day-to-day since she came to us as a rehabilitated turtle in 2013.

Turtle-y Terrific Facts

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Plugga's Journey

Plugga, our newest Green Sea Turtle, traveled to SEA LIFE Sydney all the way from Coffs Harbour.

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