Franklin Rescue Turtle

Green Turtle Hatchling, CM.N135.131, hatched 6 January 2018, Centara Ras Fushi, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives

131 – Franklin – 49g / 6.2cm (admission); 187g / 9.9cm (Mar); 

This little guy was brought to us on 8 January, after being rescued with his siblings in Centara Ras Fushi (North Malé Atoll). We kept all the hatchlings under observation for a few days, as they were sleeping much of the time and not ready for release. Once the hatchlings became active, we were able to assess each individual to determine suitability for release.

Head start Green turtle hatchlings N135 (Centara Ras Fushi)
Head start Green turtle hatchlings N135 (Centara Ras Fushi)

Franklin was admitted to our Head Start programme due to a deformation on his carapace. So far, he hasn’t presented any problems; he is very active, with a great personality and loves lobster! Franklin will stay with us until he is strong and ready for release.

Head start Green turtle hatchling Franklin
Head start Green turtle hatchling Franklin

March 2018

Franklin is getting stronger by the day, catching up to the rest of the hatchlings. He has changed his playful days for nap days, and his favourite time of the day is feeding time … after a good meal he will go back to sleep!

Head start Green turtle hatchling Franklin [N135.CM131]
Head start Green turtle hatchling Franklin [N135.CM131]
Franklin sea turtle centre Marine Savers Maldives
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