Nest N016 Voavah Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, EI.N016.050-56, admitted xx August 2018, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

EI.050 Biscuit   – 3.8cm / 12g (admission);
EI.051 Cookie    – 3.8cm / 13g (admission);
EI.052 Chocchip  – 3.9cm / 13g (admission);
EI.053 Donut     – 3.9cm / 14g (admission);
EI.054 Muffin    – 3.7cm / 12g (admission);
EI.055 Scone     – 3.9cm / 13g (admission);
EI.056 Croissant – 3.9cm / 12g (admission);

Our third nest of Hawksbill turtle hatchlings from Voavah (Four Seasons Private Island).

The nest was spotted by a member of staff, in between bushes on the beach. He rescued the 7 hatchlings from the nest, and sent them to Kuda Huraa for rehabilitation. Sadly, only 7 of the 66 eggs contained hatchlings; the remaining eggs were found without development, possibly due to the location and local conditions around the nest (there were also some signs of egg predation).

All the hatchlings presented with an infected scar-cord (connects the hatchling to the yolk sac in the egg). In addition, Scone suffers from a deformation of the carapace scutes, and Croissant presents a skin infection and a nostril deformation.

EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (4) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (3) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (3) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (3) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (3) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (4) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives

Updates September 2018

N016 (Voah nest) Hawksbill turtle hatchlings
N016 (Voah nest) Hawksbill turtle hatchlings
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