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What an amazing colour!
@ madasamarinebiologist .. It's OK.. I love it when people are passion about protecting nature.. And any info is great! So THANK YOU!
Oh great! I'm very glad to hear I was wrong :]
These babies were rescued from a fisherman who was netfishing where he was not to fish! They were only days old..
No problem. It's a shame to see it in captivity? I assume it is from the photo? Many hatcheries hold hatchlings for some time to "allow them to gain strength" so they are less vulnerable to predators. In reality, they should be released straight away as they have a huge amount of energy from the yolk, and still have the natural instincts to move away from the Reef where their predators are. They lose these after a few days in a tank, and therefore lose a critical stage of their life cycle. If I'm mistaken, my apologies, and I certainly mean no offence. It's just a bug bear of mine, and a shame that hatcheries, who work so hard, might be hindering their own efforts with out of date practices!
@ madasamarinebiologist Thank for the ID..
I think its Immature green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) Im not too sure.
Lat: -17.72, Long: 168.57
Spotted on May 2, 2009 Submitted on Jun 22, 2011
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