We welcomed a new resident to the Sea turtle care center! Found in Tahiti by a Tiarei fisherman, floating amongst algae and other debris around a FAD (Fish Concentration Device), this juvenile green turtle was brought to a veterinary clinic in Papeete. After a few days of tests that did not reveal anything, the Directorate of the Environment French Polynesia (DIREN) transferred it to Te mana o te moana so that it could be provided with a care and rehabilitation structure. Named VIP, its health is rather good and no injuries could be identified. However, VIP has still not eaten spontaneously. This step is necessary before considering its return to the ocean.
We will keep you informed of its progress!
* Care center authorized by the Direction of the Environment of French Polynesia