For more than a million years, marine turtles have covered vast distances across the world's oceans and have been an integral part of tropical coastal ecosystems. In Australia marine turtles are a protected species though they can be legally hunted by Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people with a native title right to hunt, gather, collect and fish or conduct cultural or spiritual activity. The traditional hunting of marine turtles plays an important social and cultural role for coastal aborigines in many parts of Northern Australia and the meat provides a source of protein for these communities.
(100 cm W x 75 cm H) Canvas frame - Medium: Acrylics
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