Huraveela

Turtle ID Code: GR329

Huraveela is a common sight at the overhangs between Kuredu Caves and the rest of the out-reef. Sometimes it seems like she is everywhere. During one dive it often happens that you see her sleeping in an overhang, then she passes by you one way, and couple of minutes later she swims back again. The divers think they might have seen three different turtles. But our biologist, who recognizes the scale patterns on the turtles face, knows it’s just Huraveela again. Either Huraveela really likes her picture taken or she is a restless turtle with lots of errands to run! Quite special is that on the right side of her face, Huraveela has just 3 scales behind the eye. Most green sea turtles have 4 scales in that place. Maybe next time you might be able to spot her yourself.

Species

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Country

Maldives

Location

Kuredu Caves, Lhaviyani Atoll

Sex

Female

Age

Adult

Size

70 cm

First Sighted

28 January 2015

Number of Sighting

41

Last Sighted

24 March 2020