Landaa Giraavaru Hatchlings
Green Turtle Hatchlings, CM.N038, hatched 20 April 2018, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
CM.139 Picaso – 20g/4.7cm; 243g/11.5cm (Oct); 260g/12.2cm (Dec); deceased.
CM.140 Hicup – 21g/4.7cm; deceased.
CM.141 Shelly – 21g/4.7cm; deceased.
CM.143 Tori – 21g/4.4cm; 157g/ 9.3cm (Oct); 165g/ 9.4cm (Dec); deceased.
CM.144 Sylvia – 20g/4.6cm; 273g/11.8cm (Oct); 317g/12.6cm (Dec); deceased.
CM.145 Pinto – 21g/4.7cm; 247g/11.3cm (Oct); 274g/11.9cm (Dec);
CM.146 Maria – 19g/4.4cm; 215g/10.7cm (Oct); 230g/11.5cm (Dec);
These little hatchlings came from one of our nests on Landaa Giraavaru beach – they were found in a weak condition, unable to make their way to the ocean.
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.
Turtle hatchling growth rates over time (weight in grammes)
Updates October 2018
After an upgrade on their pool, these little ones enjoy going around their new pool, getting stronger by the day and learning how to dive deeper. Tori has a recurrent eye infection that’s its being treated every day, the rest of the time she will enjoy playing with the enrichment toys in her pool.
Updates January 2019
Sadly, Tori died on 21 January. She had been losing weight, so we were administering antibiotics. The necropsy revealed an enlarged gall bladder and stomach infection.
Picaso was found unresponsive in his pool on 23 January. He was found to be suffering from a birth defect and an intestinal infection.
Maria had been losing weight, so she was under treatment and in quarantine for a short period. She has now returned to a larger pool and is eating well and gaining weight.
Sadly, Sylvia died on the morning of 16 June. A subsequent necropsy revealed a deformed lung and infection to the stomach and intestines.