Categories
Ace Daily News

FEATURED: Thirty dead turtles wash up on Fraser Coast in a month but soft-shell syndrome treatment offers hope

๏ปฟThis is our daily post that is shared across Twitter & Telegram and published first on here with Kindness & Love XX on peace-truth.com/

#AceNewsRoom With โ€˜Kindness & Wisdomโ€™ Oct.24,2022 @acenewsservices

Ace News Room Cutting Floor 24/10/2022

Follow Our Breaking & Daily News Here As It Happens:

#AceNewsDesk – It has been a grim season in one of Queensland’s best-known regions for sea turtles, as more than 10 times the usual number of sick and dying animals are pulled from the water.

Play Video. Duration: 2 minutes 26 seconds
Three sea turtles are released in Hervey Bay after months of treatment and recovery.(Jake Kearnan)none

In the Wide Bay region, however, there is hope as improved treatment methods for the fatal soft-shell syndrome allow a bale of once ill-stricken turtles to return fighting fit to the wild.

President of Turtles in Trouble rescue group Ali Hammond said they typically sent about 10 sick turtles from the Hervey Bay, Tin Can Bay, and Great Sandy Strait areas to wildlife care facilities on the Sunshine Coast each year.

“This year, we are up to over 100 turtles already,” she said.

Three people cart a green turtle on a trolley to the ocean
Volunteers release recovering turtles back into the wild.(ABC Wide Bay: Jake Kearnan)none

In September alone, Turtles in Trouble responded to about 30 deceased turtles washed up on our shores.

“We certainly haven’t seen numbers like that in recent years.”

Soft-shell syndrome from

Ms Hammond said the spike was likely caused by this year’s prolonged wet weather.

“We had three back-to-back flooding events [and] with that a lot of sediment and pollution washed out into the bay, and that sediment has smothered our seagrass beds,” she said.

“When the seagrass beds have died off, the turtles have essentially been left with nothing to eat.

“So a lot of them are starving โ€ฆ their immune systems become suppressed and they become more susceptible to disease.”Ali Hammond says more than 100 Fraser Coast turtles have received treatment this year.(ABC Wide Bay: Lucy Loram)none

Soft-shell syndrome was considered prolific among the Wide Bay turtle population where it was first detected in March.

“The soft-shell syndrome is ongoing at this point in time,” Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) ranger Natalie Kastner said.

“But we have discovered with some care from the team at Australia Zoo and Sea World, we are able to treat it.”

A story of Hope

Turtle volunteers, wildlife rangers, and hordes of locals gathered on the Urangan beach last week to watch three adult female green turtles return to the sea, two of which had taken months to recover from soft-shell syndrome.Volunteers believe the declining health of turtles is caused by Queensland’s floods.(ABC Wide Bay: Jake Kearnan)none

One was dubbed “Hope” because it was among the first turtles found with the disease on the Fraser Coast.

“Large areas of her shell were weeping blood, the scutes on the carapace were lifting off and she was exposing raw bone underneath,” Ms Hammond said.

“So we called her Hope because we had hope that we would be able to get her some treatment, and in that hopefully find a cause of this disease, and eventually a cure for it.”The turtles were treated at Australia Zoo then sent to Sea World to build up strength.(ABC Wide Bay: Lucy Loram)none

Hope was taken to Australia Zoo where experts developed a way to stop the progression of soft-shell disease in its early stages.

“The initial treatment involves antibiotics,” Ms Hammond said.

“They’ll take cultures, work out what bacteria is affecting the shell, and they’ll give them the treatment.”

After that, it was a matter of building up Hope’s strength to return to the wild.

“So allowing it to rebuild its fat and muscle and giving it the space to swim around so it can rebuild its strength,” Ms Hammond said.Two major flood events have wiped out Fraser Coast seagrass beds leaving turtles without food.(ABC Wide Bay: Jake Kearnan)none

Slow and steady wins the race

With a third consecutive La Niรฑa event underway, Ms Hammond is concerned for the turtle population, which is still responding to the effects of this year’s flooding.

“Turtles are reptiles, so they do everything slowly. They get sick slowly and they recover slowly,” she said.

“We usually get call-outs to about 50 or 60 turtles a month, and generally about 20 or 30 of those are healthy, basking turtles.

“Lately we’ve only been seeing about three or four basking turtles a month โ€ฆ so we think the ones that are healthy enough have moved away and are looking for food.”Natalie Kastner says they are working to determine the cause of soft-shell syndrome.(ABC Wide Bay: Lucy Loram)none

Ms Kastner said QPWS was investing to understand more about the crippling soft-shell disease.

“We are putting some funding into research and ongoing investigations into what the actual cause is of soft-shell syndrome,” she said.

“We do know we can treat it, but we want to know what’s causing this.”

To report a sick or injured turtle in Queensland, call the QPWS hotline on 1300 130 372.

Editor says โ€ฆSterling Publishing & Media Service Agency is not responsible for the content of external site or from any reports, posts or links, and can also be found here on Telegram: https://t.me/acenewsdaily and all wordpress and live posts and links here: https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com

Categories
Ace Daily News

FEATURED AUSTRALIA: Goat ‘lawnmowers’ proposed as alternative to chemical weed killers in Adelaide council area

This is our daily post that is shared across Twitter & Telegram and published first on here with Kindness & Love XX on peace-truth.com/

#AceNewsRoom With โ€˜Kindness & Wisdomโ€™ Sept, 28, 2022 @acenewsservices

Ace News Room Cutting Floor 28/09/2022

Follow Our Breaking & Daily News Here As It Happens:

#AceNewsDesk – A mayoral candidate in Adelaide’s suburbs who is looking to reduce public exposure to chemical weed killers in green spaces has put forward a left-field alternative: using goats instead.

Two goats cuddling.
Prospect mayoral candidate Rachel Sanderson has suggested using goats to help maintainย public parks.(ABC Rural: Eden Hynninen)none

Former child protection minister Rachel Sanderson, who is now running for the role of mayor of Prospect, made the pitch as part of her campaign.

The City of Prospect will tonight consider a motion by current councillor Kristina Barnett to investigate steam methods as an environmentally friendly alternative to potentially toxic chemicals.

But Ms Sanderson said if the cost of that option were deemed prohibitive, goats could be used to keep weeds under control in playgrounds and dog parks.

“Back in 2018, I wrote to council about the dangerous use of glyphosate and nothing at all has happened since that time,” Ms Sanderson said.

“The Port Adelaide-Enfield Council, for seven years, has been using steam technology which is also available, and so I would ask that they [Prospect] look into that, and if that is too expensive, then the other options would be hand-weeding or to use goats.

“They’re non-toxic, they’re generally friendly; children love patting the goats at the Royal Show each year.”Rachel Sanderson speaks to ABC Radio Adelaide’s Stacey Lee and Nikolai Beilharz.

But the idea has been rejected by Ms Barnett who, while sharing Ms Sanderson’s concerns about chemicals, questioned the practicality of using goats rather than existing steam methods.

“I don’t want my motion trivialised, which appears to now be happening โ€” I think it deserves a serious response,” she said.

“In a playground we would have trouble with the goat’s droppings, and I don’t know if one ties a bag around its rear end and captures its compost.

“What if a goat butted somebody and hurt a child? [There are] all these sorts of questions.”

In a statement, the City of Prospect said it aimed to “minimise the use of herbicides wherever possible”.

“Despite ongoing investigation, a viable alternative to herbicides has not yet been found that would be either cost effective or efficient,” it said.

The council said weed spraying at playgrounds occurred “between 7:30am [and] 8:30am to avoid peak usage times”, and only if there were no members of the public on site.

“At present, glyphosate is approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, which has deemed that councils can continue to use it safely in accordance with label directions,” the council said.

But Ms Sanderson says the science about whether glyphosate is a carcinogen remains contested, and that it is “always best to not use poisons”, especially around children.

#AceNewsDesk report โ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ..Published: Sept.28: 2022:

Editor says โ€ฆSterling Publishing & Media Service Agency is not responsible for the content of external site or from any reports, posts or links, and can also be found here on Telegram: https://t.me/acenewsdaily and all wordpress and live posts and links here: https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/ and thanks for following as always appreciate every like, reblog or retweet and free help and guidance tips on your PC software or need help & guidance from our experts AcePCHelp.WordPress.Com

Categories
PEACE & TRUTH

PEACE & TRUTH โœจ

@peacewriter51
Are we a racist Nation  America or any COUNTRY. Do you believe that Hate SPEACH is against HUMANITY- 

answer that

- Question yourself -
is your insides the same as everyone else.
@peacewriter51
๐Ÿค— Perhaps others need this right now to understand we ARE Brothers and Sisters on Earth together. 
๐Ÿค— Interesting stuff that isn't it folk! 

Keep reading ๐Ÿ˜Šsimple littleย  HELLO WORLD sprinkler KINDNESS wherever you go- it’s free you know ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…

Peace โœŒ๏ธ Truth
Categories
Broken Soul

New Book Examines the Religious Lives of People Who Are Homeless

DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) โ€” Three mornings a week, Susan Dunlap holds a half-hour prayer service for the overnight guests at Urban Ministries of Durham, a shelter for people without homes. Unlike other shelters, some of which often require attendance at such services, thereโ€™s no sermon here, no order of worship, no hymnal. The idea is [โ€ฆ]

New Book Examines the Religious Lives of People Who Are Homeless
๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿ™‡