𝘼’𝙖𝙪 and 𝙆𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙖 were found on Horoatera motu on Tetiaroa atoll. A’au was found with a deformity (a “belly button” protruding from the breastplate) while Kiana had been predated by a crab in her right eye and on the top of her head. They both arrived to the Sea turtle care center on January 31st, 2022.
𝙃𝙤𝙖𝙠𝙖, on the other hand, was found on Onetahi motu on Tetiaroa atoll. She joined the Care center on March 07th, 2022 after suffering from a crab predation in her right eye.
Following 10 months of care provided by Te mana o te moana team, these 3 green turtles are now in great shape and ready to return to the ocean!
Although Kiana and Hoaka have lost sight in their right eye, they are now fully able to feed themselves, swim properly, and live a life in the wilderness in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
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