Tracking sea turtles: Matilda's story
Have you ever wondered where the Sunshine Coast's nesting turtles come from? Or where they go to when they finish nesting?
In a first for the Sunshine Coast, volunteers from TurtleCare and Coolum District Coastcare are currently partnering with Sunshine Coast Council to find out more about one special Loggerhead turtle. Matilda was fitted with a Sirtrack Fastloc tracker on the night of 6 Jan 2012 after she finished laying what was believed to be her third clutch of eggs for the season. She will be tracked for around 200 days and you can follow her journey on this site through the regularly updated map below.
Map last updated 8-8-12