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Meet Emme, Baby Loggerhead

Emme is a baby loggerhead sea turtle, who was brought to our rescue centre having been kept as a pet in a plastic bottle since she hatched. We estimate her to be 2-4 months old.

Intake Date: 04 July 2017
Length: 14 cm
Weight: 400 g
Released: 30 August 2017

Emme remained at the rescue centre for a few weeks to gain some strength and regain her ability to dive. She was successfully released on 30 August 2017.
Loggerhead sea turtles are extremely rare in the Maldives, so her presence here is very promising for the species!

Watch Emme’s Release

Goodbye Emme!

Today we said goodbye to Emme the baby loggerhead sea turtle. Emme was kept as a pet in a plastic bottle for her first couple of months in life until she made it to our centre in July. We have been building up her strength and swimming ability and today she was returned to the open ocean. We will dearly miss her here at the centre but were so happy to see her swim free. Goodbye Emme! Coco Collection Coco Palm Dhuni Kulhu, Maldives. Pacsafe Fourth Element OceanPositive Sea Turtle Preservation Society Sea Turtle Conservancy

Posted by Olive Ridley Project on Wednesday, August 30, 2017