December 18th: I think I've found my new home! Lady Elliot Island is perfect. Best snorkeling of my life - not only did we have all the colourful fish we could handle, we were also swimming with numerous green turtles and manta rays out in the wild and of their own accord (no feeding enticement involved). On land there were thousands of fluffy baby noddies and terns perched within the tree cover, chattering away to each other. So alive and pure....wish we could stay forever! #ladyelliotisland#greenturtle#mantaray#turtle#newhome#snorkelling#goexplore#queensland#travelling
The female #turtles stay at the conservatory until they are 5 years old. The males are released after they are 3 days old because they outnumber the ladies 9:1 (temperature determines their sex) This lady #greenturtle gets to go to the ocean next year.