Turtle populations will come back from severe weather

The unusually high number of green turtle deaths following Queensland’s severe weather events is a concern, but the population will be resilient, say researchers.

“The numbers of stranded turtles that we’re seeing are more than anything we’ve recorded since 1996 so any spike in injuries and deaths warrants continued investigation,” Dr Hamann of James Cook University said.

Dr Hamann is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Marine Turtle Specialist Group and has been monitoring strandings data in conjunction with the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA).

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