A little focus on the emerging green turtles currently in care at the Moorea Sea turtle care center!
Thanks to the authorization and support of the Direction de l’Environnement Polynésie Française, during the nesting season, Te mana o te moana regularly welcomes baby green turtles who are too weak to reach the lagoon upon nest exit.
The hatchlings are fed and monitored to ensure appropriate growth and weight gain. Medical care is also provided when necessary (disinfection of wounds in particular). With just over 100gr at 2 months of age, these green turtles will reach their reproduction age in about 20 years. A long, perilous path.
It is estimated that 1 in 1,000 hatchlings will reach breeding age.
Project with the authorization and the support of the Direction de l’Environnement de Polynésie française and of Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco
Pacific Beachcomber, Vilebrequin, Moorea Dolphin Center, Univairmer, Jean-François Clervoy and Frank Lehot, The Brando, Hinerava, Vilebrequin, IFBD, Air Tahiti Nui, Tetiaroa Society, Van Oord, Kristin Hettermann and Sven Lindblad, Andrew Sabin Foundation.