Hatchlings Adopt Rescued
Photo Credit: TOA Education Foundation

The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation has rescued 146 tiny turtles so far this season; they are raising awareness to save as many as possible.

 

Cape Town, South Africa (13 May 2022) – The Turtle hatchling season is well underway, and the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation is busy at work rehabilitating all the hatchlings that are rescued off the beaches along the Western Cape.

Every year, the Education Foundation prepares to take in hatchlings that find themselves washed up on Western Cape shores. In just seven weeks, the team have taken in 146 turtles. These hatchlings have a variety of ailments, from exhaustion to upset tummies due to ingesting plastic.

The hatchling stranding season is always about saving as many lives and raising awareness about what to do should you find a turtle on the beach. The Education Foundation spends the standing season sharing as much information as possible.

“Yesterday makes 146 turtles hatchlings rescued along our coastline and received into the care of our Turtle Rehab team over the past 7 weeks!

What you need to do to be a turtle rescuer 📋✔️🐢 Find out what to do if you find a turtle hatchling:

🌊 Don’t put the turtle back into the water, as it may drown
✔️ Put the turtle in your rescue tub or box with dry towel
☀️ Keep out of direct sunlight & wind
📍Contact our Turtle Rescue Hotline 083 300 1663 OR take it to the nearest Network Point”

If you would like to support this cause, you can start by raising awareness about what to do if a turtle is found. Many times people will attempt to put the exhausted hatchlings back in the ocean, and this is almost always fatal for the tiny creatures.

Another way to help is to support the team with the cost of caring for a turtle hatchling. Find out more here.

You can read more about the work being done for hatchlings on Good Things Guy here.


Sources: TOA Education Foundation
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