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Eve undergoes final stage of rehab

Rehabilitating Green Sea turtle ‘Eve’ heading back to the sea

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is celebrating the successful rehabilitation of a 90-year-old female Green Sea turtle, after spending three months in rehabilitation.

 

Marking the final stage of the Green Sea turtle’s recovery, today in SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s Quarantine Facility, aquarists released Eve into the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium equipped with a satellite tag for a trial swim. Cruising the waters with confidence among the massive sharks and giant stingrays, aquarists and veterinary staff believe Eve is finally ready to be released back into the wild.

 

Affectionately nicknamed Eve, the Green Sea turtle was found stranded near Lakes Entrance on New Year’s Eve last year and brought to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for immediate specialist care. Arriving severely dehydrated and covered in barnacles, vets gave Eve a grim fifty-fifty chance of survival.

 

Measuring around one metre long and weighing an approximately 80 kilograms, Eve is one of the largest sea turtles to be brought to the aquarium as part of its rescue and rehabilitation program.

 

 

From the aquarists


“We’re thrilled with the progress of Eve’s recovery - it’s been an incredible journey watching her being nursed back to full health. She’s made quite a name for herself here among the aquarists; it’s not every day you get to care for a Sea turtle of Eve’s age and immense size,” said Todd.

 

“It will be sad to say goodbye to this incredible creature and see her leave the aquarium, although the ultimate reward for us is to see Eve healthy and ready to be released back into the wild.”

 

 

Where to now?


In the coming days, Tereza, together with Parks Victoria and Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) staff, will travel to Mallacoota to release Eve back into the open ocean.

 

The information coming from Eve’s tag will be tracked via satellite every time she surfaces for a breath and over the coming months, will be monitored daily to make sure she’s swimming in the right direction.

 

 

 

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