Turtle

Did you know that turtles belong to one of the oldest reptile groups in the world? They beat snakes crocodiles and alligators.

Out of the 7 different species of marine turtle in the world, 6 can be found in Australian waters.

Animal stats

Diet
Diet
Carnivorous, herbivorous or omnivorous
Size
Size
Up to 1.6m carapace (shell)
Distribution
Distribution
Worldwide
Conservation Status
Conservation Status
Vulnerable

Research projects

Projects
Year Funded
Organisation
Researchers
Seagrass dispersal by marine mega-herbivores Dugong dugon and Chelonia mydas
2015
JCU
COLES, Rob, CONGDON, Brad , TOL, Samantha , JARVIS, Jessie & YORK, Paul
Development of novel screening tools to assess chemically-induced immunotixicity in sea turtles
2013
UQ
GAUS, Caroline
Does incubation temperature determine swimming ability of green turtle hatchlings from natural nests?
2006
UQLD
BOOTH, David
A scientific basis for reducing the impact of vessel traffic on sea turtles.
2004
JCU
MARSH, Helene
Effects of the toxic cyanobacteria on marine turtles.
2003
UQLD
DUKE, Norm & ARTHUR, Karen

The effect of incubation temperature on the morphology and swimming performance of the green sea turtle hatchling.

2002
UQLD
LANYON, Janet, BOOTH, David & BURGESS, L

Behaviour and physiological mechanisms of dispersal in flatback hatchlings.

2002
UQLD
WHITTIER, Joan, WYNEKEN, Jeanette & HAMANN, Mark

Surface time/diving behaviour between nesting events in flatback sea turtles near Darwin and Gladstone: implications for conservation and management.

2001
UQLD
SPERLING, Jannine

Natural nest temp variation and effect of incubation temp on embryonic development and hatchling quality of green sea turtle eggs

1998
UQLD
BOOTH, David

Migration of breeding male loggerhead turtles.

1997
DEH
LIMPUS, Colin

Disease monitoring in marine turtles in South East Queensland waters

1996
UQLD
KELLY, Roger &; GORDEN, Anita

A telemetric study of loggerhead turtle migration in southern Queensland.

1995
DEH
LIMPUS, Colin

A telemetric study of loggerhead turtle migration in southern Queensland.

1995
DEH
LIMPUS, Colin

Hatchling productivity in loggerhead turtles in eastern Australia

1994
UQLD
LEMM, Stephanie & WHITTIER, Joan

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