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Huge green turtle released after recovering at Quoin Island

Delly, a green turtle weighing 140kg, is released from the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
Delly, a green turtle weighing 140kg, is released from the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

DELLY, a green turtle weighing 140kg is being released from the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre this morning.

When she was found in March, it took four people to lift her onto a trailer from Blue Rock beach on Curtis Island, where she was found weak and unable to get herself back to sea.

She was taken via the Curtis ferry to the rehabilitation centre, where she has been recovering.

Delly was the biggest turtle the centre had received at that time.

She is 40-50 years old and 1.12m long, a size that's rare for a green turtle.

Pick up Friday's Observer for the full story.

Topics:  curtis island environment quoin island turtle rehabilitation centre turtle



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