Sea Turtle Foundation was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of JCU Turtle Health Research Group’s “Caraplace” on August 10th. It was a great day which celebrated a lot of hard work by Dr Ellen Ariel and her team at JCU. The research facility currently houses 42 turtles and facilitates a number of ground breaking studies. Sea Turtle Foundation is proud of the involvement we have with the JCU Turtle Health Research group and the creation of “Caraplace” and we hope to continue this involvement into the future. The research centre is the first known purpose built turtle health research facility in the world and is already allowing for a number of exciting studies to occur. We wish Ellen and her team the best for the future and hope that STF can continue to work closely with the Research Group.