See the Eastern Pacific Green Turtle that washed up on Takapuna Beach on it’s journey to full recovery at SEAL LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s
You can now see the Eastern Pacific green turtle that was found stranded on Takapuna Beach as it is well enough to moved from the Rehabilitation Centre into Turtle Bay where visitors to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquariuma can meet this unique creature before it is ready to be released back into the ocean!
The Eastern Pacific green turtle had been undergoing four weeks of treatment for exhaustion, dehydration and low body temperature in SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Turtle Rehabilitation Centre after it was rescued by the Department of Conservation and checked over by the specialist vet team at Auckland Zoo in May.
The 26kg turtle will be able to swim alongside other rescued sea turtles as they continue their recovery under careful supervision from the team.
Eastern Pacific green turtles are also referred to as black sea turtles and native to waters near Costa Rica and the Galápagos Islands, which means this turtle is a long way from home! The species is classified as endangered, with populations decreasing due to overfishing and plastic pollution. SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s will be participating in Plastic Free July 2020.
You can see the Eastern Pacific Green Turtle at Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium during the school holidays.