70 years of helping people to care for our ocean

#TBT Turtles find a safe haven at SAAMBR 

By: Lynn Britz

Did you know that in the 70 years since SAAMBR was founded, hundreds of turtles have been rescued and rehabilitated at SAAMBR?

From the tiniest hatchling that fits into the palm of the hand to huge turtles that take six people to carry  up the beach, they have found their way to Sea World. These turtles are assessed by a team of professionals and nursed back to health before being released back into the ocean.

Sometimes they just lose their way and drift off course but we have noticed over the past few years that more and more turtles are being compromised by the ingestion of plastic or come in with plastic strapping wrapped around their flippers. Injuries from boat propellers are sometimes the cause of a turtle washing ashore.

As a conservation organization, SAAMBR is proud to be able to release these animals, wherever possible ,into their natural habitat.