Green turtle hatchling (CM.N029.113), 08-Sep-16, Fenfushi (Raa Atoll), Maldives
Hatch date: 08/09/16 at Fenfushi, Raa Atoll, Maldives
Weight / length: 21g / 4.7cm (on arrival); 122g / 9.0cm (November 2016);
Since Momotaro’s arrival in November 2016, we have been very unsure how his little journey would turn out. In his first few months of care, he went through a couple of phases where he stopped eating and became very lethargic. This happened once again in February, however we are very happy to see that he seems back to being his happy little self. He loves to play with his bigger friends including Flora and Copepod, who have made him more active around his pool. However, at this age he should be significantly larger than 10cm/136g, and so we feed him separately to have a chance at the delicious lobster we offer our juveniles!
Momotaro sadly died on 9 March. Despite showing much more consistent activity and interest in food, his overall weakened body condition and tiny size would have made him vulnerable.