Large Hawksbill Turtles can be found in Australia's northern coastal waters. The turtles lay their eggs principally at night. The female turtle crawls up the beach to a sandy area above the high tide mark to select the nesting site. There she digs a hole over a metre in diameter and up to three-quarters of a metre deep. The female turtle tends to leave two track signs on the beach. One track leading up the beach to the nesting site, and the other returning back to the ocean. The tracks can be seen in the above photograph. Up . . .
Hawksbill Turtle Eggs