Amilla Fushi Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Green Sea Turtle Hatchlings, CM.N030.115 to 117, hatched xx April 2017, Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

Weight: 20 – 22g (admission);
Length: 4.9 – 5.0cm (admission);

These three tiny Green sea turtles were rescued from the plant roots at the bottom of their nest. All three individuals are suffering from small body deformities and problems with their flippers, as well as skin and eye infections. They were immediately treated to iodine baths and anti-fungal cream for their skin conditions.

Despite their small size and weakened state, these three are slowly becoming very active in our recovery pools. We hope they will start to settle in and become more interested in meal times. As part of our our Head Start programme, these hatchlings will be eligible for release after 11-12 months, once they reach 30cm in shell length and a target weight of 4kg.

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