SEMPORNA: Two rescued green sea turtles were successfully released back to the sea in a ceremony at Mabul island here last weekend, after being in the care of the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Centre for a month.
The Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU), in a joint statement with the Scuba Junkie and Marine Research Foundation (MRF), said the turtles were successfully released with satellite tags on Saturday.
“The two turtles, in a weak state, were rescued back in May. They were cared for by the WRU.
“The turtles recuperated well under the critical care given by Scuba Junkie staff of the Mabul Turtle Rehabilitation Centre,” the statement said.
Before the release, the turtles were given a final medical check, tagged and also had satellite tags placed on them.
The satellite placement was done under collaboration with MRF executive director Dr Nicolas Pilcher.