VIP Guest returns to the Island

a local conservationist meausing the shell size of a fullgrown female turtle

April 2017: Thanda Island was thrilled to welcome the most important of repeat visitors on 2nd April – a female Green Turtle who came ashore to lay her eggs on the beach between the boathouse and the helipad between the hours of 8-12pm.
Due to the endemic illegal fishing practices that had been taking place in the waters around Thanda Island, turtles had not been seen nesting on the island for seven years. However, over the last year the Thanda Island team had started to regularly see them swimming in the surrounding waters. They are thrilled that their persistent pleas for increased policing from the Marine Parks Authorities, together with their own presence in the area, has been rewarded.


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