Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
At the close of July, we were caring for 6 Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) and 1 Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) in our Rehabilitation Centre at Landaa. At Kuda Huraa, our turtle patients include 2 rescued Olive Ridleys, plus our rehabilitating juveniles: 4 Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) and 7 Hawksbills.
Sea Turtle Enclosure
Out in Landaa’s lagoon, our large turtle enclosure remains open and in good condition, despite recent monsoon rains. Some simple maintenance tasks were completed, including fixing the shade, replacing the central rope, and stitching a small hole in the netting.
On 25 July, we transferred Raai out to the enclosure to complete his rehabilitation process. He is already making good progress, able to dive below the surface and stay underwater without much effort. As soon as he’s able to rest at the bottom of the enclosure, he will be released (hopefully within the next month).