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STRANDED SEA TURTLE UNDERGOES REHAB

Stranded Green Sea Turtle recovering at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

A 90-year-old female Green Sea turtle has been recovering at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium after being found stranded at Ocean Grange, near Lakes Entrance.

 

Affectionately nicknamed Eve, the Green Sea turtle was found stranded on the 90 mile beach on New Year’s Eve and brought to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for rehabilitation. Weighing approximately 60 kilograms and measuring over a metre long, Eve is one of the largest sea turtles to be brought to the aquarium as part of its rescue and rehabilitation program.

 

Over the last few days, Eve has remained stable with the aquarium vet, Dr Rob Jones and dedicated SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium curatorial staff doing everything possible to make sure the turtle survives.

 

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is proud to be voluntarily involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of Green Sea turtles under Government permit.

 

Eve will remain in SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s quarantine facility, where curatorial staff will continue to closely monitor the progress of the Green Sea Turtle’s rehabilitation.

 

 

From the Vet

 

“Despite Eve being stranded for at least 24-hours, she arrived at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium in a reasonably stable condition. The turtle was immediately treated for dehydration and parasites, and given an antibiotics injection to fight off any potential bacterial infections,” said Aquarium Vet, Dr Rob Jones.

 

“Over the coming weeks, we will continue to follow a stringent veterinary program to ensure Eve’s rehabilitation remains on track. The ultimate reward for us is to hopefully see her regain her strength and eventually be released back into the wild.” 

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