Voavah Hatchlings Rescue Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle Hatchlings, EI.N015.047-49, admitted 27 June 2018, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives


Toby   (EI.047) – 12g/3.5cm (admission); 122g/8.9cm (Oct); 180g/10.1cm (Dec);
Amelia (EI.048) – 13g/3.8cm (admission);  77g/7.8cm (Oct);  96g/8.5cm  (Dec); deceased. 
Purp   (EI.049) – 13g/3.6cm (admission);  91g/8.3cm (Oct); 130g/9.3cm  (Dec); released

Hawksbill turtle hatchlings from a nest on Voavah (Four Seasons Private Island). The rest of their siblings were released into the wild. The 3 hatchlings presented with skin infections and carapace deformations; they are now eating, diving and resting at the bottom of their pool.

EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (4) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (3) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives
EI.047-048 Toby&Amelia (2) turtle rehabilitation Marine Savers Maldives

July

Our baby Hawksbill turtles have overcome a skin infection and are now healthy and very active. They have grown and gained weight, and now their carapace deformations are less obvious.

October

These guys are healthy and growing fast! They are able to dive after their food and have started to rest at the bottom of the pool. They love to eat lobster and play with their enrichment toys (EEDs).

Hawksbill turtle hatchlings hand-reared Maldives N015 (0134)
Hawksbill turtle hatchlings hand-reared Maldives N015 (0138)
Hawksbill turtle hatchlings hand-reared Maldives N015 (0133)

April 2019

Sadly, Amelia died on 1 April from an infection. Toby and Purp are healthy and growing well; they have big appetites, and are able to spend time submerged, resting at the pool bottom.

July 2019

Toby in his pool.

Toby rescue sea turtle Marine Savers Maldives (2) [960px]

November 2019

Toby poses for the camera.

Toby rescue sea turtle Marine Savers Maldives (2) [960px]

November 2019

Purp poses for the camera.

Purp hawksbill turtle hatchling Maldives
Purp - rescue Hawksbill turtle Marine Savers Maldives

Purp’s carapace, photographed for comparison

Hawskbill turtle carapaces shade & colour [Purp-Cookie-KG-Nadiya]

Some of our Hawksbill turtle patients – different carapace patterns and colours [Purp CookieKGNadiya]

26 January 2020 … Purp’s release day!

Today on a guest excursion, we successfully released Purp (and Cookie) close to Makunudu, a popular spot for Hawksbill turtles.

Updates April

Updates May

Toby spends his days playing with his pool-partner Arielle, or sleeping at the bottom of the pool. His favourite part of the day is meal time, and he often eats as fast as he can!

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