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.
Franklin was admitted to our Centre 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.
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!
Franklin currently presents a recurrent eye infection in both eyes. He is under treatment and we are hoping for a quick recovery.
He is growing slower than a normal hatchling due to his body deformations, but otherwise he’s fit, active and healthy.