Three emerging Tetiaroa sea turtles joined the Sea turtle care center on January 20, 2020.
Found trapped in the nest under pieces of coral very weak, dehydrated and with injuries, they were immediately taken care of by our teams.
“Uo”, which means white in Tahitian, is easily recognizable by its significant depigmentation. “Atera” and “Oro” are similar but Atera can be recognized by a small white spot located on the carapace.
After a few days of rest, their health has improved and they now manage to grab their food alone, swim and breathe normally.
Welcome to Uo, Atera et Oro!
* Sea turtle care center authorized by the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia
Direction de l’Environnement Polynésie Française, Pacific Beachcomber, InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Vilebrequin, Air Tahiti Nui, Moorea Dolphin Centre, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, IFBD & Aéro-Design.