Bodu Huraa Hatchlings
Green Turtle Hatchlings, CM.N033.124 to 125, hatched October 2017, Bodu Huraa, Maldives
124 – Deeko – 85g / 7.6cm (admission); 272g / 11.3cm (Dec); 1.2kg / 19.0cm (Mar); RELEASED.
125 – Naiko – 94g / 8.3cm (admission); 300g / 11.9cm (Dec); 1.3kg / 19.9cm (Mar);
These small Green Turtle hatchlings were found on the beach at Buda Huraa after a stormy night. Tired from struggling with the sea currents, they were brought to us on 22 October and admitted into our Head Start Programme, where we will grow them on to the target 30cm length before release.
After overcoming eye infections, these cute hatchlings are back in their pool, spending time swimming and following each other around, diving after food and having long naps on the surface.
These two siblings are active all day long, always hungry and looking for attention. Healthy, getting stronger and growing every day.
On 9 August, we released Deeko (and Caroline). After a few attempts at swimming against the current, they swam out of the shallow lagoon and headed off into the blue. Bon voyage, little ones. 🙂
Today we release Caroline and Deeko in to the wild! After spending 10 months in rehabilitation with our Marine Biologist, this guys are ready for the big blue! . . . . 📷 @alecarcar89 #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #greenturtle #releaseday #cheloniamydas #rescue #rehab #conserve #marinebiology #staysalty #blueplanet #blueocean #wildlife #species #posthatchlings