October is the mating season for the turtles in the Ningaloo area.
Up here we see the Green Turtle, Loggerheads and the Hawksbills. These turtles will mate close to shore.
From November to March the females come into the beach and lay their soft eggs in the sand. The sex of the baby turtles is determined by the temperature of the sand in which they are buried.
Warm sand helps to hatch our female turtles.
It is very important that the turtles are not disturbed so it’s best to see them with a qualified guide.
Jurai Turtle Centre is an educational facility where you can learn all about turtles. It is a great place to visit and seeing the turtles is a very special part of the Ningaloo holiday experience.