Marine wildlife workshop

Ballina-based wildlife rescue group Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) is urging people who discover a turtle nesting area to immediately notify them or the National Parks and Wildlife Service, following recent damage to a hatchling site of the endangered loggerhead turtle.

ASR secretary Keith Williams said rough surfing conditions had eroded a beach near Kingsliff last Sunday, leaving a steep cliff face along the sand dunes and exposing a loggerhead nesting site.

A number of the matchbox-sized creatures whose eggs were exposed too early died.

ASR is lobbying the state government to erect interpretive signage along the coastline to raise awareness of the existence of nesting endangered animals.

On Saturday, March 8, ASR will conduct a seminar/workshop on seabirds, shorebirds and sea turtles at its education centre, 264 North Creek Road, Ballina. Bookings are essential. Phone 6686 2852.


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