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Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Program

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Published on May 21, 2012

Melbourne Aquarium is voluntarily involved in the rehabilitation and release of sea turtles under government authorisation. Melbourne Aquarium is alerted when these turtles are found as it is considered the best place for the rehabilitation of turtles over any other marine animal institution in Victoria.

When the turtles are brought to Melbourne Aquarium they are given a thorough medical check up and are immediately treated for dehydration and parasites. When results of medical tests are known, the turtles are treated and monitored in quarantine.

Once the turtle is feeding well, has gained weight, and curatorial staff are satisfied there is a high likelihood the animal will survive if released, Melbourne Aquarium then applies to the Victorian Government for an export permit to release the turtle. If the turtle is being released in a different state, both Victoria and the state receiving the turtle must have export permits for its release.

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