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Thousands of sea turtles spotted nesting near Great Barrier Reef

Courtesy of Queensland Department of Environment and Science, Great Barrier Reef Foundation/ Handouts via Reuters

Posted at Jun 11 2020 09:13 AM

Thousands of sea turtles spotted nesting near Great Barrier Reef

Thousands of green turtles are seen nesting near Raine Island, near the Great Barrier Reef, far North Queensland, Australia, in this picture taken in December 2019 and made available to Reuters on June 10, 2020. Australian scientists determined that there were about 64,000 green turtles waiting to lay eggs on Raine Island - a vegetated coral cay on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef - significantly more than thought.