Sea Turtle Rehabilitation
At the close of September, we were caring for 3 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 2 Hawksbills.
This month, we successfully released Oevaali, our largest ever Olive Ridley turtle patient (64.5cm, 39kg) after three months at our centre, which included one month in our lagoon enclosure.
Sadly, this month we lost Quasi, who hatched right here on Kuda Huraa’s beach back in March 2017. He was born with deformations, so could not be released into the wild. After a difficult first year, he started to grow more quickly after mastering eating with his deformed beak. Read the full story about Quasi and his turtle nest hatchling siblings. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered.
Raai was fitted with a satellite tracker and released on released on 14 August. Follow his progress on our interactive map !
Sea Turtle Enclosure
On 15 August, we transferred Oevaali to our large turtle enclosure in the lagoon at Landaa. After one month, she was able to dive and rest comfortably at the bottom of the pool, and was successfully released back into the ocean on 13 September.