Construction Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Green Turtle Hatchlings, nest #N044, admitted 20 November 2020

 


CM.161 – Dexter – 6.5cm/50g (admission);
CM.162 – Speedy – 6.6cm/51g (admission);
CM.163 – Wiiss  – 6.8cm/54g (admission);
CM.164 – Taz    – 6.6cm/54g (admission);
CM.165 – Tom    – 6.4cm/44g (admission);
CM.166 – Jerry  – 6.5cm/48g (admission);
CM.167 – Eddie  – 6.5cm/49g (admission);
CM.168 – Lucy   – 6.5cm/48g (admission); 25-Mar deceased.

These small Green turtle hatchlings were found on 20 November at a construction site, and sent to our turtle rescue centre for treatment. A total of 55 hatchlings were found to be healthy and strong, and these were released.
8 of the hatchlings were admitted for treatments, suffering from bodily deformations and eye infections.

Green turtle hatchlings treatment centre Maldives
Green turtle hatchlings treatment centre Maldives
Green turtle hatchlings treatment centre Maldives

January 2021 updates

Our green hatchlings have almost doubled in size since arrival.
7 out of the 8 hatchlings continue to suffer from eye infections, so we are continuing treatment and close monitoring.

February

These little hatchlings are growing quickly, and have already more than doubled in size since admission. The 5 individuals with obvious physical deformations do not show any growing delays, but we continue to monitoring closely for infections and medical problems.

March

Sadly, Lucy was found unresponsive in her pool on 25 March.

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