Sick turtles a warning sign for Reef

Townsville Bulletin

22 October 2012

SCIENTISTS have slammed the Abbot Point coal port expansion as turtles with potentially fatal infections continue to wash up on North Queensland shores.

A diseased green sea turtle has been found at Edgecombe Bay, south of Abbot Point, and environmentalists fear development is placing the Great Barrier Reef's marine life under threat. Read more

Related Projects: 
Project 2.1 'Marine turtles and dugongs of the Torres Strait'
Project 1.2 'Marine wildlife management in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area'
Project 9.3 'Prioritising management actions for Great Barrier Reef islands'
Project 9.4 'Conservation planning for a changing coastal zone'