The first Loggerhead turtle welcome at the Clinic and named “Ariti” in tahitien, has been released on Friday 24 th of May in partnership with the French Polynesia Ministry of the Environment. This turtle was find by a fisherman one month ago on the Tahiti Peninsula. In very good health for now, she has just been released thanks to the Department of Environment of French Polynesia (DIREN) after being equipped with two satellite tags that will track its movements for a few months.
The pause transmitters and monitoring is made possible the support from the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency) and the Country. The turtle wad relased with schools children of Tehaupo, Tahiti and the Municipality of Tehaupo.