SOS Tartarugas works in Cape Verde protecting nesting loggerheads turtles (Caretta caretta) and their habitat. Cape Verde is the third most important nesting area for loggerheads in the world. Turtles are at risk from hunting for meat, stealing of eggs, removal of sand for building and unregulated tourism development. Our email is
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Turtle with amputated flipper released

Now and again fishermen bring us turtles that have been caught in their nets.  The situation did not look too good for this Olive Ridley. 

One of her flippers was hanging by a thread and the other had deep wounds.  The story had a happy ending though.  You can see photos of her surgery, rehabilitation and release on our facebook page.  Just click here. 

We couldn't have done it without the support of Cabo Verde Diving who provided a safe place in their rinse tank and then took her out on their boat.

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