Welcomed to the Sea turtle care center in August 2019, Temeio (“miracle” in Tahitian), a sub-adult green turtle found in Moorea lagoon speared to the head with a harpoon gun, was released! Long affected in its vision to the right eye with no eye reflex, Temeio has recovered all its faculties including its vision. In good health, Temeio was able to return to the ocean for new adventuress.
An emotional moment shared with Sabine, the resident who brought it to us and Vaapiti team with its traditional double sailing canoe.
* Sea turtle care center authorized by the Direction de l’Environnement Polynésie Française.
Pacific Beachcomber, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Vilebrequin, Vilebrequin, Moorea Dolphin Centre, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, Univairmer, Hinerava, Tetiaroa Society and Aéro-Design