Nest N016 Voavah Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, EI.N016.050-56, admitted 18 August 2018, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

EI.050 Biscuit   – 12g/3.8cm (admission); 44g/5.9cm (Oct); 70g/7.1cm (Dec);  deceased.
EI.051 Cookie    – 13g/3.8cm (admission); 66g/6.8cm (Oct); 96g/7.9cm (Dec);
EI.052 Chocchip  – 13g/3.9cm (admission); 46g/6.5cm (Oct); 46g/6.5cm (Dec);  deceased.
EI.053 Donut     – 14g/3.9cm (admission); 52g/6.4cm (Oct); 76g/7.7cm (Dec);  deceased.
EI.054 Muffin    – 12g/3.7cm (admission); 62g/6.6cm (Oct); 118g/8.6cm (Dec); released.
EI.055 Scone     – 13g/3.9cm (admission); 41g/5.4cm (Oct); deceased.
EI.056 Croissant – 12g/3.9cm (admission); 49g/6.4cm (Oct); 64g/7.5cm (Dec);  deceased.

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

Updates October

We recently relocated our young Hawksbill turtle hatchlings into a bigger pool, where they are able to learn how to dive deeper and discover their boundaries. They are gaining weight, and love to swim after their foods of lobster and jellyfish.

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

November

Scone was sadly found unresponsive in his pool on 29 November; cause of death appeared to be an infection and collapsed lung.

January 2019

Sadly, on the morning of 28 January, we found both Chocchip and Croissant unresponsive in their pools. They had both been suffering from infection and had recently been losing weight.

March

Donut and Biscuit sadly passed away on 12 March, after fighting an infection that was blocking his airways.

Muffin and Cookie are strong and healthy, and continue to grow.

Cookie, Sunset, Lucky – turtle hatchlings Marine Savers Maldives (0014)

Turtle hatchlings (left to right): Cookie (Hawksbill) — Sunset (Green) — Lucky (Olive Ridley)

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