Six of the world’s seven species of marine turtle have been recorded in Moreton Bay, including loggerhead, green, hawksbill, leatherback, olive ridley and flatback turtles. Green and loggerhead turtles are the most commonly encountered in coastal waters.
The Moreton Bay Region is also privileged to have small numbers of loggerhead turtles nesting annually on Bribie Island. Loggerhead turtles have also nested sporadically on Redcliffe's sandy beaches.
Council is investigating the modification of light fixtures in public areas along foreshores to reduce spillover onto turtle nesting beaches, with due consideration to public safety.