Kulhudhuffushi Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, nest #N017, admitted 16 September 2019, Kulhudhuffushi, Haa Dhaal Atoll, Maldives

 

EI.057 – Ali  – 13g/4.0cm; 1361g/20.1cm (Dec-20); 
EI.058 – Mizu – 14g/4.0cm; deceased.

These little guys were found at the harbour of the local island of Kulhudhuffushi, overtired and struggling to swim.
On arrival at our turtle rehabilitation centre, they were found to be suffering from an infection of the yolk sack. They are currently under treatment and close observation, and once they are healthy and strong we will be releasing them back into the ocean.

Muppets – green turtle rescue hacthlings Marine Savers Maldives (4)

Ali

Muppets – green turtle rescue hacthlings Marine Savers Maldives (4)

Mizu

Muppets – green turtle rescue hacthlings Marine Savers Maldives (4)

Ali

Muppets – green turtle rescue hacthlings Marine Savers Maldives (4)

Mizu

November 2019

Ali and Mizu turtle hatchlings Maldives
Ali and Mizu turtle hatchlings Maldives

Updates May 2020

Ali is growing faster than his sibling Mizu. He is always looking for food and swimming around the pool, and we rarely see him napping!

Mizu is recovering from a recent facial infection and his breathing has improved.

June Updates

Sadly, Mizu was found unresponsive in his pool on the morning of 25 June. He was recovering from an eye infection.

October Updates

Ali is strong and healthy, and continues to grow well.

Hawksbill turtle hatchling care Maldives ALI
Hawksbill turtle hatchling care Maldives ALI

January 2021

Ali is often found hiding inside his underwater box (added for environmental enrichment). He is able to rest at the bottom of the pool for prolonged periods.
When introduced to other turtles, Ali is unable to dive, potentially due to stress, and seems uninterested in feeding. Since then, we have transferred him to a pool with 4 of the hawksbill hatchlings. We will continue to monitor his progress and behaviour in the new pool.

February

Ali had some problems this month, as he was refusing to dive after food and just rested at the surface of the pool. He was closely observed for any medical problems, but his health checks were good and his behaviour otherwise normal. By the end of the month, he started diving again and was able to rest at the bottom of the pool.

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