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Fishing Restrictions Trigger Landmark Sea Turtle Nesting Season


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Source: ABC News Australia

January 26, 2010

 

Queensland, Australia - Queensland marine researchers say restrictions imposed on the fishing industry have triggered a landmark nesting season for Bundaberg's endangered sea turtles.

 

About 400 loggerhead turtles have laid eggs at Mon Repos, near Bundaberg, since November last year.

 

Dr Col Limpus, from the state Department of Environment and Resource Management, says more turtles are reaching the breeding age of about 30 years.

 

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