A large dead turtle was found on the rocks at the northern end of Little Bay on Saturday 29 September.


National Parks and Wildlife Service was contacted by email on Sunday evening and staff from the La Perouse depot collected the turtle on Monday morning and took it to Taronga Park Zoo for a post mortem.

According to Paul Ibbetson of NPWS, turtles turn up regularly on the NSW coast, coming down from the north on the east coast current. It’s really too cold for them this far south so the weaker ones usually don’t survive.

Thanks to Paul Ibbetson and his staff at NPWS for this information, and for their prompt response to the request to have the turtle removed and properly disposed of before it decomposed.