Our fourteen residents in Moorea have been successfully transferred to Tahiti, in the turtle lagoon of the Intercontinental Tahiti Resort in Faa’a.
– 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐨, a blind hawksbill turtle present at the Care center since 2009, immediately adapted to her new environment, to the greatest surprise of our team! For several days, Matapo circled the lagoon, skimming the edges with her front flippers as if trying to find the enclosure limits, which is twice as big as the one in Moorea. Since then, she has evolved peacefully and is in good health. She can most often be found hiding in the rocks to rest, or active near the juvenile nursery.
– 𝐌𝐢𝐭𝐢 𝐈𝐭𝐢 and 𝐎𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐲, two floating green turtles, have also adapted well to their new home. Miti Iti is often hidden under the bridge, while Okely, despite her sun-damaged shell, persists in still avoiding the shady areas. Okely is easily identifiable thanks to the lycra she wears daily to protect her shell.
– The 𝟏𝟏 𝐣𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐞 green turtles from the 2023 laying season, aged between 5 and 6 months, from Tetiaroa, have all been placed together in a new fixed nursery. They are doing very well and will be released as soon as they reach the appropriate size by next September.
A successful transition to the delight of the teams!
Partners : Pacific Beachcomber, Intercontinental Tahiti Resort, Vilebrequin, Air Tahiti Nui, Jean-François Cleveroy, Frank Lehot, Laboratoires de Biarritz, Hinerava, Univairmer Voyages, The Brando, Tetiaroa Society, Polynesie Voyages, Manahei créations.