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Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over coral © Istockphoto.com / WWF
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The green turtle is one of seven marine turtle species, six of which are found in Australian waters. Their home is a world of indescribable colour and they glide through the most brilliant, sapphire-blue waters on Earth, alive with fish of every fantastic shape and size.
Australia supports the largest remaining green turtle breeding populations of the world, with major breeding sites occuring on islands off the northern Great Barrier Reef. But they face threats from loss of nesting beaches to coastal development, accidental capture by longline fishing and nets, predation of eggs by feral animals and entanglement or ingestion or marine debris.
They need your help to protect the marine ecosystem in which they call home.
By adopting a turtle, you'll help protect them in the wild by supporting our work to reduce threats to marine turtles from fishing, expanding and creating marines sanctuaries and reducing the contaminants entering our waterways to help ensure healthy food supplies and healthy homes.
Adopt today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about marine turtles through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly adopters. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for our precious marine life.
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