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In November 2012, the Aquarium La Rochelle welcomed two young turtles Caretta Caretta born in Marineland (Antibes).

These two new comers are member of an observation and awareness program entitled "Mission Caretta".

They have been named after the famous motto of La Rochelle: “Belle et rebelle” (Beautiful and rebel).

 

After 1 year at the Aquarium La Rochelle, Rebelle is back to Marineland for new adventures. As for Belle, you can still admire her among our 12 000 marine animals.

Both specimens who were respectively 1, 3 kg and 2, 9 kg, are stem from a program of reproduction in captivity led since 2007 by the Marineland (Antibes). Now, Belle weight 5,4kg. When she left the Aquarium by the end of March 2014, Rebelle was 20, 1 kg!

 

More information about Mission Caretta:

In 2012, 19 newborn have been welcomed by several structures  including the Aquarium La Rochelle, the Zoological Station Anton Dohrn (Naples), Océanopolis (Brest), Nausicaa (Boulogne sur Mer), Seaquarium (Grau du Roi), the Zoo of Madrid and the Oceanographic of Valencia (Spain) to become real ambassadresses of their species. 

 

During 1 to 2 years, their development and behavior are going to be studied by our biologists.
The turtles will eventually join a closed bay situated in Naples (Italy).

 

Cosmopolitan species, the turtle Caretta Caretta is an endangered species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The purpose of this "Mission Caretta" is to study the ability to adapt to wildlife of individuals born in an artificial environment. Beyond this scientific program, this mission will increase the global knowledge on the biology of this species and to improve the awareness of the general public in its fragility.

In November 2012, the Aquarium La Rochelle welcomed two young turtles Caretta Caretta born in Marineland (Antibes).
These two new comers are member of an observation and awareness program entitled "Mission Caretta".
They have been named after the famous motto of La Rochelle: “Belle et rebelle” (Beautiful and rebel).

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