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In June this year, we received a critically endangered hawksbill turtle for rehabilitation. We thought we’d give you an update on her progress by making a little video.
“I’ve just completed the first long-distance swim in the Seven Seas of the ancient world. I’ve experienced some things I will never forget. And seen some things I wish I could erase from my memory, but which will haunt me for the rest of my days.”
This year, the Two Oceans Aquarium will be heading to Hout Bay for International Coastal Clean-up Day. Anyone who wants to do their part and help out – even if it is just for one day – is more than welcome to come along and muck in.
Our rescue of a critically endangered hawksbill turtle from a beach in Yzerfontein, as well as the very first stingray blood transfusion performed at the Aquarium, were the subjects of an interview published on Wednesday by News24.
Koos Otto was fishing at Yzerfontein when he stepped on what he thought was a mossy rock. But the rock moved and a mouth opened, and Otto realised he had stepped on a sea creature – a critically endangered hawksbill turtle – stranded on the beach, and in dire need of medical care.