Australia: Marine turtles’ nesting troubles attributed to continuing drought

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: A Cape York environmental organisation has discovered Queensland's continuing drought is causing problems for marine turtles attempting to nest on an island in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. You would see turtles spending an hour, an hour and a half, trying to dig a chamber to lay their eggs in and just not making any progress because the sand was just too dry. In nesting seasons gone by, up to 40 female hawksbill and green turtles per night could be seen building their nests......

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