An injured turtle was rescued today just outside Marsaxlokk after it got caught up in fishing line.
The rescued turtle was named Geraldine after the boat that saved her. She is now being treated by Nature Trust’s vet Anthony Gruppetta who already managed to remove one hook from the turtle’s rear flipper and must now remove another hook which the turtle swallowed.
Meanwhile, there were other reports today of an injured turtle in the Comino channel, but so far it was an injured seagull that was found.
Nature Trust has appealed to the public to be on the lookout for this other turtle and call 99999505 if it spotted.
Malta sees around 25 turtles rescued each year, usually under the guidance and with the support of Nature Trust’s Wildlife Rescue Team. The NGO also rescues dolphins, hedgehogs, lizards, chameleons, shrews, bats, wild rabbits and weasels.