World Turtle News, 04/23/2017
Dahanu rehab centre in India to receive upgrade
The centre currently treats 60 turtles a year, but has basic facilities and the forest department has plans to set up a state-of-the-art turtle rescue rehabilitation and awareness centre at Dahanu. There has been a rapid increase in the number of turtles getting washed ashore on the coastal stretch and there is a need to upgrade the facility.
Dr Dinesh Vinherkar, a wildlife veterinarian and turtle expert, associated with WCAWA, said, “We want to set up a centre that has larger tanks for the turtles, a modern theatre where we can conduct complex surgeries on the turtles, and a visitor awareness centre, amongst other things.” Dr Vinherkar added that a number of rescued turtles lose either two or three flippers or have other health complications that make it impossible to release them back to the sea. “We want a special turtle orphanage,” he added.
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A video showing the dangers of plastic to seaturtles, Health & Medical, using a drone find turtles, Miscellany and some interesing stats from the Seabrook Island Turtle Patrol, Health & Medical, plus lots more in todays news.
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This Week In Turtles…
On Saturday April 29, 2017, Jenkinson’s Aquarium and MATES Project Terrapin will host Turtle Appreciation Day. Learn what you can do to support turtle conservation! There will be family turtle talks scheduled where you can learn about a variety of turtles including our very own northern diamondback terrapins. There will be interactive educational displays, crafts, and story time with the adventures of Izzy the Terrapin for the kids. Also, we will feature a story book “If Barnegat Bay Could Speak”. Come meet SCUTES, the MATES Terrapin mascot, who will be making appearances throughout those hours. Come and have a “turtle awesome” time! All activities are free with general admission.
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