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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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Turtle research work at Raine Island

 Raine Island in Far North Queensland, Australia.Group of scientists looking at a range of things from the birds and turtles, to the effects of climate change on the island and sea level, etc.
It’s a secluded sand cay about 800m long, and maybe 2km of beach the whole way around and had the bird guano on it mined during the 1800s. It has a tower at one end made from the surrounding phosphate rock on the island, and was made in only 4 months by convicts in 1844, making it the oldest European structure in Australia’s tropics.

Anyway, here are some photos of the turtles, sharks, birds, the tower and all the rest.
























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