Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
At the close of August, we were caring for 5 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 3 Hawksbills.
Sea Turtle Enclosure
Our large turtle enclosure is located in the lagoon at Landaa. This month, Raai spent two weeks in the rehabilitation pen, learning to dive and to rest on the bottom netting, before being successfully released on 14 August, fitted with a satellite tracker (19U2125). Check out our interactive map to track his progress!
On 15 August, we transferred Oevaali out to the enclosure. Within a few days, she was successfully diving down to retrieve food, so in the coming weeks we hope to see her resting comfortably on the bottom netting as she overcomes turtle buoyancy syndrome.