Brought to the Sea turtle care center in June 2018 by a tourist guide from Moorea, Heremana Corallina (“the power of love” in Tahitian) was found entirely covered with algae and with her anterior fins severed (probably predated by a shark), On her arrival, she was very weak, with raw wounds and a piece of bone protruding from one of her severed limbs. After many months of recovery, she shows daily her capacity to dive and swim despite her obvious handicap.
Heremana Corallina is a voracious turtle who is very active. She does not hesitate to come into contact to ask for her food! She also spends a lot of time looking for sea sponges in the corals of the resting pool.
* Authorized by the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia.
Thank you to all our partners, donors and volunteers that help us pursue our mission for the safeguard of the sea turtles: Pacific Beachcomber, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Vilebrequin, Air Tahiti Nui, Moorea Dolphin Centre, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Univairmer, Hinerava, IFBD, Tetiaroa Society & Aéro-Design.