Bowen Sea Turtle Assessment and Rehabilitation
Queens Beach has long been documented as a well-known nesting site for sea turtles. In 2013-14, NQBP supported Bowen Sea Turtle Assessment and Rehabilitation Inc. (BSTAR) rescue and rehabilitation program by providing equipment such as standing mats, vet assistance and weight scales. In June, BSTAR released a 50-year old turtle named Elizabeth back to freedom after nursing her to health when she was found suffering from floating syndrome on Bowen’s Front Beach foreshore.
NQBP has also provided support to BSTAR to expand their rehabilitation facility by means of a new tank and shade shed.