Turtles Returning Home
All species of marine turtle found in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park are considered to be threatened species. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) the world's main authority on the conservation status of species, the hawksbill turtle is listed as being critically endangered worldwide.
The Reef HQ Aquarium Turtle Hospital opened in August 2009. The hospitals key role is to rehabilitate turtles so they can be released back into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Last published on 11/08/2015