The Turtle Hospital. Rescue, Rehab, Release.

First Green Hatchlings of 2012!


A rare non-blurred image of a green hatchling while it takes a brief moment from swimming frantically to take a breath.

On September 5, we received our first green hatchlings of the season!  Having used up energy fighting root entanglements back in the Marquesas, FWC transported the little greenies to The Turtle Hospital to get some energy renewal before they begin the fight for their life at sea.

A 2-week old loggerhead hatchling “chillaxes” near its energizer-bunny tank neighbors, our first green hatchling patients of the 2012 season.

With most of our hatchling patients having been released the day before, we weren’t too surprised that more arrived.  That seems to be the way things go in the turtle world–one patient goes out, another one or two come in!  But it keeps things interesting, to say the least.

The 7 green hatchlings reside in a tank in a divided section between two loggerhead hatchlings.  On your visit to The Turtle Hospital, be sure to note the marked difference in activity level among the two species–the greens are crazy!!

An underwater shot of our green hatchling patients as they explore the boundaries of their rehab tank.

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