A critically endangered Hawksbill turtle was found at Long Beach on Wednesday, November 8, and given into WIRES care.
It has been assessed by a vet, with no obvious injuries found, however, it is critically ill and receiving subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics and vitamins from a specialist marine turtle carer in Merimbula.
This is the second marine turtle rescued by WIRES in the past two months.
Milton, the cosmetic surgery turtle, is set to be released this weekend.
Milton, an Eastern long-necked turtle was found with his shell cleaved apart.
He had to be jig-sawed back together with the help of Dr Sean Harrison, of Casey's Beach Veterinary Clinic, and Suter Dental surgery, who joined forces and kindly donated their time and equipment to operate on the injured turtle.
“Dr Harrison made a special trip into the surgery during his holidays to perform the operation and used the dental acrylic and equipment donated by Suter Dental,” said carer Kay Mallitt.
Ms Mallitt will release him into a series of ponds near the race course.
Kay has been caring for Milton and Timmytwo, another shell-reconstructed turtle, for WIRES.
The duo have been in care since July.
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