Turtle release – River Murray

We released 4 freshwater turtles on the River Murray today.

Our first community project for 2013.

Early in the morning we drove to the Australian Marine Wildlife Research and Rescue Organisation (AMWRRO) on Torrens Island to pick up the turtles.

Aaron Machado, the founder of AMWRRO placed  the turtles in large plastic containers with wet towels. They where placed in the back of the car (with air conditioner on) and we were off.  Up the freeway to Murray Bridge, Mannum and then we searched for a good release site.

One by one the turtles were released into the water. Back home.

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