This heartwarming story involves a beautiful adult loggerhead turtle called Nobomvu who was in dire need of medical attention after being found entangled in a ghost fishing net near Gansbaai.
She was lucky to have washed up on the beach, bearing in mind that she could have easily drowned as a result of becoming entangled in the abandoned fishing gear because sea turtles breathe air.
The Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation came to the rescue and spent four hours helping Nobomvu. According to the Two Oceans Aquarium, transporting a big turtle is no easy task and it involved 13 members of the public who assisted with this rescue mission.
The Aquarium adds that she was named Nobomvu because of the unusual red tint of her shell which was caused by tiny microorganisms living on her carapace.
This red-coloured 50kg beauty will be closely observed to make sure that she doesn’t have any life-threatening medial conditions, and will eventually be released once she is 100% healthy.
She has regained her appetite and is slowly building her strength. If you would like to support this work, and help save the turtles, you can do so here.
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