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Students get hands on with turtle conservation

Students from Giffith University got well and truly hands on with learning a turtle's anatomy and the impacts of pollution on these threatened animals. They learned how to tackle marine debris head on and how to help protect the marine life of Moreton Bay from the impacts of pollution. 

Preparing for 100 metre transect beach marine debris survey 
Preparing for 100 metre transect beach marine debris survey

Conducting in-water marine debris surveys with specialised nets to capture the plastics we can't see 
Conducting in-water marine debris surveys with specialised nets to capture the plastics we can't see

Students participated in a turtle necropsy to determine the cause of death of stranded turtles in Moreton Bay

Students participated in a turtle necropsy to determine the cause of death and impact of debris on 3 turtles that were found dead in Moreton Bay


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