We recently welcomed at the Care center a green turtle found weakened, floating and dehydrated in Tahaa by a young man Frederik Hovmøller Knudsen who was sailing around the island. After navigating to Moorea to bring us the turtle, it was taken care of by our teams.
Named Nautilus, the name of the boat, this 41cm and 4.250kg turtle is in critical condition. Its extreme thinness associated with limited reflexes does not allow us to comment on its recovery for now.
We would like to thank Frederik, the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia as well as the nautical brigade of Moorea and Moïse Ruta from Papetoai quay who allowed the boat to dock at night to give us the turtle.
A surge of solidarity which we hope will bear fruit.
* Authorized by the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia
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