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Green Turtle Juveniles [#N044] admitted 20 November 2020

 


CM.161 – Dexter – 6.5cm/50g (admission); successfully released November 2021.
CM.162 – Speedy – 6.6cm/51g (admission); successfully released January 2022.
CM.163 – Wiiss  – 6.8cm/54g (admission); successfully released November 2021.
CM.164 – Taz    – 6.6cm/54g (admission); successfully released January 2022.
CM.165 – Tom    – 6.4cm/44g (admission); deceased 21-April.
CM.166 – Jerry  – 6.5cm/48g (admission); deceased 27-June.
CM.167 – Eddie  – 6.5cm/49g (admission); deceased 27-March.
CM.168 – Lucy   – 6.5cm/48g (admission); deceased 25-March.

These small Green turtles were found on 20 November at a construction site, and sent to our turtle rescue centre for treatment. A total of 55 turtles were found to be healthy and strong, and these were released.
8 of the turtles 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 juveniles have almost doubled in size since arrival. 7 out of the 8 juveniles continue to suffer from eye infections, so we are continuing treatment and close monitoring.

February

These little juveniles 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, 2 juveniles were found unresponsive in their pools; Lucy (25 March) and Eddie (27 March).

April

Sadly, Tom was found unresponsive in his pool on 21 April.

June

Sadly, Jerry died of an unknown illness on 27 June.

July

Dexter, Speedy, Wiiss and Taz are healthy and active, and continue to grow at a steady rate. They always look forward to feeding times, and enjoy playing with their enrichment devices (“pool toys”). We look forward to an upcoming ocean release of these little ones.

August

Our juveniles continue to grow steadily. We are monitoring closely for infections or medical problems, and give a full health checkup each week.

Taz and Speedy (below) photographed on 3rd August, as part of their weekly checkups.

Green turtle juvenile 'Taz' (CM.164) Maldives

Taz

Green turtle juvenile 'Speedy' (CM.162) Maldives

Speedy

November

Dexter and Wiiss were successfully released into the ocean on 18 November 2021, exactly one year since admittance to our Turtle Rescue Centre (Kuda Huraa).
Although we are sad to see them go, we hope they live a long and happy life, we may even be lucky to see them again one day!
We wish them well as they start their new lives out in the Big Blue! 💙

Green turtle juveniles release (Dexter & Wiiss) Maldives

10 January 2022

As the final 2 juveniles rescued from Nest #44, Speedy and Taz were successfully released into the ocean on 10 January 2022.
After almost 14 months of treatments and care at our Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, we waved them goodbye from Kuda Huraa beach.

So long, little guys. We hope to spot you again one day, out on the reef. 💙

Green turtle rehabilitation Maldives (Speedy, Taz) release
Green turtle rehabilitation Maldives (Speedy, Taz) release
Green turtle rehabilitation Maldives (Speedy, Taz) release
Green turtle rehabilitation Maldives (Speedy, Taz) release

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