Cooloola Coastcare monitors local marine turtle activity in a project called TurtleCare.

Volunteers monitor turtles nesting on the beaches north and south of Rainbow Beach.

This started during the 2018-2019 turtle season.

Do you walk along Rainbow Beach in the mornings on a regular basis?

We are looking for volunteers for TurtleCare on Rainbow Beach from October to March. Training is provided at no cost.

While you are walking in the early morning, you can be looking for turtle tracks or hatchlings and reporting them to our project leader. Even sightings of dead turtles or egg shells are useful data for our research.

Phone or text Joan Burnett : 0407 810 510

or email the Coordinator@CooloolaCoastcare.org.au for any queries or if you can join in local turtle monitoring.

Latest Sightings and Activities

Rescue attempt of nest of turtle eggs during Cyclone Oma

February 2019

Dead Turtle Carcass

Washed ashore on Rainbow Beach

27 January 2019

Marine Turtle off Inskip Point

Dusk sighting (poor light conditions)

February 2019

Supported with a Seed Grant from the Australian Citizen Science Association