Video: ‘Scottie’ The Turtle Travels To Bermuda

November 27, 2023 | 1 Comment

A sea turtle found on a Nova Scotia beach in a “hypothermic and semi-comatose” state received care in Canada, and has now been transported to Bermuda to continue her recovery before being returned to the wild.

The CBC reported, “An endangered green sea turtle found on a Nova Scotia beach has been revived and shipped back to warmer waters after nearly dying in the frigid Bay of Fundy.

“Scottie was given her name after she was found hypothermic and semi-comatose on Nov. 16 on a beach near Scots Bay, about 100 kilometres northwest of Halifax.

“Kathleen Martin, director of the Canadian Sea Turtle Network said in an interview Friday a couple was walking on the beach when they noticed the juvenile turtle, which was about 30 centimetres wide across its hard-shelled back and weighed just over five kilograms.

“Martin and Harvey-Clark said they received help from the federal Fisheries Departments and border officials, along with Air Canada, in rapidly arranging transit to Bermuda, where she has been sent to the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo.”

“The turtle will remain at the aquarium until she’s well enough to return to the wild,” the CBC report added.

In the interview with CBC, Ms Martin noted that transferring an endangered species across international lines required the cooperation of many people and even though Bermuda is further away than the the United States, it was easier to transfer ‘Scottie’ to Bermuda.

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo posted the link to the CBC story on social media and noted, “We have a new arrival, all the way from Canada! Scotti is currently being assessed and will be released as soon as possible.”

Bermuda has previously been involved in similar scenarios in an opposite manner, with seals — who are normally in colder water — landing on Bermuda beaches, and the seals being transported overseas.

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  1. Trufth says:

    Great story! Great collaboration by all parties involved. Hope she recovers quickly.

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