"DIAMOND" has come into care to WIRES FSE branch volunteer Janine Green's turtle recovery tank. She weighs in at only 6.2 kg's and was found at Narooma so NPWS officers drove her swiftly to Merimbula to get her into care. This was after “Ruby" and "Emerald" responded well to treatment and are now enjoying a holiday at Merimbula Aquarium waiting for the seawater to warm up before being released.
Diamond has a blunt trauma injury to the left side of her shell on her back and the scutes are out of alignment from the crushing blow. She has an air pocket the size of a 50 cent piece under the shell causing her to float upwards on the left hand side. She is being given intensive care and antibiotics following her X-ray and we are waiting three weeks to see if the air pocket resolves or surgery will be needed to remove it.