Yesterday as I was walking along the beach at ‘Graveyards Beach’ which is just after Baudin access heading south along the Exmouth Peninsula, I witnessed an amazing sight.
The turtles are in mating season and there must have been about 30 turtles all in the shallows of the surf ‘at it’! It is not a dainty exercise, rather cumbersome and awkward looking. Great to see nature at work.
Further along the beach a very large loggerhead turtle had missed the high tide deadline and was stranded on the sand. It was making a gallant effort to return to the waters and I left it alone. Unsure what to do I will make contact with the local Department of Conservation and Land Management today and get back to you all with the correct procedures for handling a beached turtle.
Sometimes nature just has to run it’s natural course.