Turtle Found in Poti Returned to Sea

A rare Giant turtle found in Poti, a seaside town on Georgia’s Black Sea coast, has been returned to sea following its rescue in March.

Normally found in the Mediterranean, the turtle is known as a loggerhead sea turtle or Caretta Caretta and normally weighs around 140kg. Some loggerheads can even weigh over 450kg.

The turtle was taken to the aquarium at the Paragraph Resort  & Spa Shekvetili hotel in Shekvetili where it had been receiving special treatment.

The International Union for The Conservation of Nature considers loggerheads to be a vulnerable animal. The turtle will be released back to its natural habitat when it fully recovers.

The National Environmental Agency released the turtle into Black Sea waters today.


By Amy Jones

Photo source: National Environmental Agency

10 June 2019 19:34