FLATBACK SEA TURTLE

Great Barrier Reef Animals

FLATBACK SEA TURTLE

Unlike most turtles, the Flatback Sea Turtle has a flatter shell, hence the name. These unusual turtles will typically lay fewer but larger eggs along the same beach that they hatched from roughly 30 years earlier (now that is a good memory).

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Although the Flatback Sea Turtle will feed off the coast of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, nesting will only occur along the shores of Australia.

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