Green Turtle Hatchling, CM.N042.158, admitted 3 March 2019, Centara Ras Fushi, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
158 – Sunset – 20g / 4.7cm (admission);
This tiny Green turtle hatchling was spotted leaving a nest in Centara Ras Fushi (North Malé Atoll). His siblings were able to make it to the ocean without a problem, but little Sunset had some trouble navigating and kept beaching himself.
Sunset was found to have a severe eye infection, and is currently undergoing treatment at our Centre. Sunset is sharing a rehabilitation pool with Lucky; they spend their time resting on the water surface until feeding time, when they dive down chasing the morsels of food.
Once Sunset is strong and healthy, he will be released into the wild.
Sunset has recovered from a recent eye infection, and is showing improvements in diving down to the bottom of the pool for food.
His weight and length continue to increase at a healthy rate.