Turtles expected to hatch "anytime now"
THE meshing around the turtle nest at Tannum Sands main beach has been taken down in preparation for the hatching.
The nest is expected to hatch "anytime now" according to Conservation Volunteers Australia regional coordinator Jodi Jones.
But since there is little research on Gladstone region turtles, Ms Jones said it was hard to pin point a time that the turtles will make their way to the water.
"If the mesh fell down then it would have been dangerous for the turtles ... At the moment it doesn't serve much of a purpose.
But beach-goers should still be aware of the nest.
"We should always be very careful because fragile animals are using these dunes," she said.