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70-Year-Old Turtle Rescued At Kurrawa Beach

There's Fears It May Have Eaten Plastic

70-Year-Old Turtle Rescued At Kurrawa Beach

Surf Lifesavers have teamed up with Sea World experts at Kurrawa Beach this morning to rescue a turtle.

The animal is believed to be aged around 60 or 70-years-old.

It took five people to lift the turtle which was affectionately nicknamed "Kurrawa".

It washed up on Saturday with a sunken belly, which may have been caused from eating plastic.


"Kurrawa" is now enjoying a freshwater bath at Sea World.

It's a timely reminder to reduce our plastic consumption and to discard all waste properly to protect marine life.