Loggerhead Turtle

Loggerheads are one of seven types of world sea turtles.  Loggerheads are cold blooded, air breathing, egg laying reptiles dating back to the dinosaurs. 

The endangered SW Pacific Loggerhead nest along our coastline and comprise over 90% of all Mon Repos nesting turtles.

Mon Repos is the largest nesting site for this unique species and is therefore vital for the endangered Loggerheads’ survival!

Approximately 340 individual turtles laid up to five times each in the 2017/2018 season, resulting in over 1450 nests.

Unfortunately only  1 in 1000 hatchlings survive to reach breeding age of about 30 years.

Due to environmental and climatic changes, Loggerheads nesting for the first time, return to a very different coastline to the one they left 30 years ago!

Mon Repos is special. It supports the largest concentration of nesting marine turtles on the eastern Australian mainland and has the most significant loggerhead turtle nesting  population in the South Pacific region.  To find out more about Mon Repos and the turtles that nest at this special place visit https://www.parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/mon-repos/turtle-centre.html


You can help!

Help us to help our sea turtles by making a donation.


Work with community organisations and all levels of government to protect, conserve, monitor and manage endangered marine turtles.

Campaign to increase habitat protection on key beaches through increased vegetation to protect the dunes and provide appropriate shade.

To leverage against to secure additional funds from grants to ensure lighting in this region is appropriate minimising impact on our environment.


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