Landaa Giraavaru Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Green Turtle Hatchlings, CM.N036-7, hatched 02-03 April 2018, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

CM.N036.132 Fussy     – 22g/5.1cm283g/12.7cm (Oct); 
CM.N037.134 Toothless – 21g/4.6cm; 290g/11.6cm (Oct);
CM.N037.135 Wizz      – 21g/4.6cm; 183g/10.7cm (Oct);
CM.N037.136 Fizz      – 20g/4.4cm; 254g/12.0cm (Oct);
CM.N037.137 Coco      – 20g/4.6cm; 280g/11.7cm (Oct);

From one of our nests in Landaa Giraavaru , these little Green Turtle hatchlings took longer than their nest siblings to hatch, so they had been left behind in the sand.

They will spend around a year in our turtle ‘Head Start’ programme at Kuda Huraa, growing up and getting stronger before being released into the wild.

Green Turtle hatchlings Head Start Landaa (Apr) Marine Savers Maldives
Green Turtle hatchlings Head Start Landaa (Apr) Marine Savers Maldives
 

Updates July 2018

Our hatchlings are gaining weight at a fast rate and are more active than ever! They spend their days eating (seagrass and their favourite, lobster), playing with enrichment toys in the pool and taking an occasional nap during the day.

Updates October 2018

The hatchlings have recovered from a recent eye infection, and are now healthy and growing fast. They are getting familiar with their new larger/deeper pool, enjoying swimming around each other and playing with their ‘enrichment toys’.

Turtle hatchling growth rates (weight) [CM132-7]

Turtle hatchling growth rates over time (weight in grammes)

Green turtle hatchlings hand reared Maldives N038 (0207)
Green turtle hatchlings hand reared Maldives N037 (0170)
Green turtle hatchlings hand reared Maldives N037 (0172)
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