This Thursday, June 20th, the association Te mana o te moana releases “Lina” a young green turtle arrived at the Sea Turtle Clinic on April 20th of 2012, weighing just 13 kg and measuring just over 53 cm.
This young green turtle was found by a scuba diving instructor from Moorea named “Lino” (hence the nickname “Lina”), she was then brought back to the clinic for intensive cares. Wounded by spear gun in the shell, her both front flippers and the neck were surrounded and trapped by nylon thread.
… After more than a year’s of stay at the Clinic of sea turtles, she is now ready to go back to the ocean, along with the 9-10 years class level of Papetoai Elementary school, winners of the 2nd prize of the contest “Tohorā, humpback whales, who are you“, in the presence of the film crew of the broadcast on France 3 channel “Roots and Wings”. Students of the class sang a song in the honor of “Lina”, wishing her back into the ocean, hoping she may live a long time… Lina is released on June 20th, 2013, weighing more than 24 kg and measuring 59 cm. Her release has been made possible thanks to the support from the Mahana Tours Company.
To this day, Lina is the 130th adult turtle released by the association Te mana o te moana in 8 years of existence.
We remember that the Sea Turtle Clinic is authorized by ministerial decree from the Ministry of the Environment and welcome sick turtles, injured which are treated and then released when their condition allows.