The sea turtle ambassador

In 2014, Rana was still just a baby loggerhead, one of seven species of sea turtles on the planet. Found stranded in the port of Monaco, she was barely saved by the Oceanographic Museum team. Today, fully recovered, Rana travels the oceans. Becoming a symbol of the sea turtle cause, her story helped inspire the creation of a turtle care centre at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

Le fabuleux destin de Rana la tortue

The story begins on April 9, 2014: a young loggerhead turtle is found in hypothermia in the port of Monaco while still a baby.

Weakened, dehydrated and close to death, she measures barely ten centimetres.

She was then entrusted to the teams of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco who took care of her and provided her with the necessary care for her survival.

Tortue caouane Rana
Rana on arrival at the Oceanographic Museum © Oceanographic Institute
Rana after a few years of proper care © Oceanographic Institute

Four years and 23 kg later

Named Rana, after her godmother, a young student with a passion for marine biology, the turtle has regained its strength over the years and is developing in the best possible conditions.

As of April 2018, four years after her discovery in the port of Monaco, Rana measures 53 centimeters and weighs over 20 kilograms.

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