Rescued turtle back in deep blue

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Adamina the green turtle was released in Exmouth.
Camera IconAdamina the green turtle was released in Exmouth.

Another healthy turtle has been released into the deep blue after being cared for by an Exmouth turtle group for several months.

Adamina the green turtle was released into the ocean at Exmouth Town Beach this month by the Ningaloo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

She was found sick and floating south of the marina last September and was rescued by Senior Constable Adam Wright from Exmouth police, who she was named after.

Adamina’s treatment included antibiotics and IV fluids along with a diet of squid.

Shire of Exmouth and the Ningaloo Centre helped support Adamina’s recovery, which the NSTRC said it was extremely grateful for.

NSTRC volunteer Susie Bedford said Adamina put on 5kg during her rehabilitation.

“She was very fit. She had plenty of energy crawling down the beach and she knew where she wanted to be. There was no hesitation,” she said. “She headed in the water and off she went. It’s really gratifying to see that.

Ms Bedford said turtles floated when there was a build-up of gas in the intestines.

“Unfortunately they float around on the surface and they can’t get down to the bottom of the ocean and that’s where they need to be to rest and to feed,” she said.

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