Yesterday while driving with a friend along the esplanade, we noticed people stopping and looking at something in the sea. It was a stranded sea turtle.
There are many of these turtles in Moreton Bay and often they are victims of accidents with boats, or more correctly, the propellers of boats, but this one did not seem to be the victim of such accident.
It was certainly stranded as the tide receded. It was alive - and occasionally would lift it's head out of the water and take a breath.
Various sea rescue organisations were notified - but as it was late on a Friday afternoon, it was difficult to get someone to attend.