Transmitter tracks green turtle

A RADIO transmitter tracking device that will beam information from a green turtle in Hervey Bay will be unveiled at the Life in the Mangroves Information Sessions and Photographic Exhibition at the Boat Club on Saturday.

The transmitter is one of four satellite tracking devices being used by researchers to follow green turtles as they forage in the Great Sandy Marine Park.

Other information sessions include the wonders of saltmarsh and mangrove habitat; the natural wonders of our coastline and what makes them vulnerable by Norm Duke, director of the University of Queensland's Mangrove Hub.

The exhibition includes water colours, oil painting and photographs by Lindsay Titmarsh, Bob Anderson, Carol Plant, Tony Hills, Jo-Jo Symons and Janine Hunt.

It will be open to the public before and after the information sessions from 8.15am to 8.45am, 10.40am to 11.20am and 1.10pm to 1.30pm.

Life in the Mangroves information sessions and photographic exhibition will be held from 8.20am in the Marloo Room at the Hervey Bay Boat Club on Saturday.

The exhibition and information sessions are free. RSVP for the information sessions to 4197 4644 by Wednesday.



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