North Coast News June 2013 Update
// June 20th, 2013 // Blog Articles
Well it has been a very busy and productive month for us here at the Wildlifelink Sanctuary on the North Coast.
Since returning from my previous challenging job as Warden of the Broome Bird Observatory, I have been busy settling back into a much cooler climate here in Ballina. I feel so blessed to hold my new position as General Manager at ASR.
It’s quite funny that after 6 weeks in the role, I feel like I had never left Australian Seabird Rescue!
On Tuesday 11th June we released Helga the Green Turtle at Main Beach Byron Bay. Helga had been in care for 6 and a half months and had been suffering from float syndrome. She was covered in barnacles and was in a pretty bad way when Mike picked her up from Shark Bay, Iluka.
Her release went really well, it was the first turtle I had the privelege of releasing in over two years ….one of the best parts of my job!
There were many onlookers which gives us the opportunity to inform the public about the importance of protecting our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.
On Friday 14th June, we held a very productive working bee at the Wildlifelink Sanctuary, cleaning out the Boat shed, washing our many chairs for tour guests and some weeding as well.
All of the Marine Mammal Stranding gear was checked and is ready to go in case of a stranding with the whales passing us now on their northern migration.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Wildlifelink Sanctuary, give me a call and I can organise an appointment for you to come out and meet the team.
Kath Southwell, General Manager