Shortly after the Two Oceans Aquarium team passed through the Garden Route on the “turtle road trip”, Tenikwa received a loggerhead hatchling turtle that was found on Robberg beach, Plettenberg Bay. The staff at Tenikwa immediately took action to ensure that the turtle had all it needed to recoup.
While the Tenikwa staff where finalising the transport arrangements, our conservation partners SanParks informed us of another hatchling found in Sedgefield, The turtle was just in time to make the flight and was transported to Cape Town by CemAir where the Two Oceans Aquarium will take over the rehabilitation and release of the two turtles.
CemAir Plettenberg Bay has generously transported 10 sea turtles received at Tenkiwa in 2017 to Cape Town, where Two Oceans Aquarium has a team of experts that rehabilitates the turtles before they are released, once they are strong and healthy enough. The turtles photographed here were transported to Cape Town on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
In this era where many species face the real threat of extinction it is only through collaborative effort by the public, conservation organisations and businesses like CemAir and Two Oceans Aquarium that we will begin to counteract the damage and support biodiversity.