On January 9th, 2023, we welcomed 5 new emerging turtles from Tetiaroa to the Moorea Sea turtle care center. The teams named them Aoru, Kanahau, Tani, Lanikai and Po
Aoru, Kanahau and Tani come from Horoatera motu. Aoru was found completely stuck in a seashell with a wound in her neck and a slight shell deformity. Kanahau was found stuck in the nest by pebbles with a deficient fin. Tani was also found blocked in the nest by stones with a slight deformation and a paralized immobile fin.
Lanikai and Po, meanwhile, come from motu Onetahi. They were both found stuck at the bottom of the nest between roots. Lanikai was found with a bent fin and Po with an inflexible fin.
Following the care provided to our young residents for almost 3 weeks, these 5 green turtles are regaining strength and we hope they will be able to join the ocean in a few months.
Welcome to Aoru, Kanahau, Tani, Lanikai and Po!
Partners: Direction de l’Environnement Polynésie Française, Pacific Beachcomber, Moorea Dolphin Center, Jean-François Clervoy, Vilebrequin, Fondation Vilebrequin, Frank Lehot, Air Tahiti Nui, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Les Laboratoires de Biarritz, Nomad Costmetics, IFBD, Manahei Creations, Univairmer