Landaa Giraavaru Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Green Turtle Hatchlings, CM.N038, hatched 20 April 2018, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

CM.139 Picaso – 4.7cm/20g;
CM.140 Hicup  – 4.7cm/21g;
CM.141 Shelly – 4.7cm/21g;
CM.143 Tori   – 4.4cm/21g;
CM.144 Sylvia – 4.6cm/20g;
CM.145 Pinto  – 4.7cm/21g;
CM.146 Maria  – 4.4cm/19g;

These little hatchlings came from one of our nests on Landaa Giraavaru beach. They will spend 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 Maldives Marine Savers (23)
Green turtle hatchlings Maldives Marine Savers (40) 1080

 

Updates July 2018

Hicup started to lose weight and sadly died on 27 July.
Shelly became lethargic and underweight, and despite administering antibiotics and treating for re-hydration, sadly died on 31 July.

The surviving hatchlings are very active and growing at a fast rate. They love to munch on sea grass but their favourite seems to be pieces of lobster! Pinto has overcome a skin infection and is much improved.

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