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Young loggerhead turtle "Fortuna"

Today, November 8, a very young loggerhead turtle "Fortuna", 26.5 cm long, 2.4 kg in weight, and about 3 years old, arrived at our Sea Turtle Recovery Center.

It was found in NP Brijuni, in the bay of Slana, floating on the surface of the sea wrapped in marine waste, and thanks to the quick reaction of the staff of the NP, the individual was transported to our Center. The examination revealed that the individual has an injured front left fin and the presence of a large number of leeches (Ozobrancuhs sp.) and their eggs. The leeches were successfully removed, but numerous eggs remained, which will be removed by bathing in fresh water.

We would like to thank the employees of NP Brijuni who helped save "Fortuna".