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DMR helps turtles recover from float syndrome

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Since December 2019 DMR has received 32 sea turtles into care, most of these sea turtles are sub adult green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtles aged around 10-15years old.

These turtles come into care with an issues called 'float syndrome' where a gas build up inside of their coelomic cavity causes them to float on the surface of the water limiting their ability to dive and forage for food, causing them to become emaciated and develop large quantities of epibiota (barnacles and algae).

Generally the total time these sea turtles spend in rehabilitation here at DMR is about 3-4months and then they're released back to the location where they were found.

If you see any injured sea turtles in distress phone DMR or NPWS.

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