the Centre of Oceanography and marine biology Moskvarium at ENEA has prepared a special video for world turtle day, celebrated on may 23. Video shot with the shell of one of the occupants of the aquarium ― sea turtles

In Moskvarium the female, listed in the International Red book, was handed over in 2017, one of the capital’s pet stores. Due to unsuitable conditions the animal was severely weakened and weighed just 2.5 kilograms. Ichthyologists aquarium helped her to gain weight and strengthen the immune system, and customers have chosen the name.

Now Barberry weighs 45 pounds, and the length of its carapace is 67 inches. This is fully consistent with the age of the turtles To her the day she eats about 1.5 pounds of feed. Her favorite food is seaweed and squid as well as prawns and fish.

Barberry Lives in the main marine aquarium with more than 360 square meters. There are also: sandy, Zebra, blacktip and whitetip sharks, guitar shark and stingrays and other fish, including giant groupers and Moray.

the nature of the turtle’s friendly, she happily floats towards ichthyologists and divers, and loves when she scratched the shell. Admire the animals in the main marine aquarium everyone will be able, as soon as Moskvarium will be open for visitors.

refers to Hawksbill sea turtles is the only representatives of the genus Eretmochelys. They are distinguished by the carapace heart-shaped with a bright spotty pattern. Body length can reach 90 centimetres, and weighs 60 pounds. The nature of the habitat the turtle is distributed from temperate latitudes of the Northern hemisphere (area of Nova Scotia, UK, Black and Japanese seas) to temperate latitudes of the southern (South Africa, Tasmania, New Zealand). In recent years, the world population of turtles for a very long period they get older, poaching, and environmental pollution. Specialists of the center of Oceanography and marine biology Moskvarium contribute to the conservation of sea turtles.

world turtle day celebrated may 23. It was established in 2000 on the initiative of the American society turtle rescue. The aim of the campaign is to draw public attention to the problem of killing large numbers of these sea creatures because of its proximity to people. In recent years, the Day of the tortoise is celebrated not only in those parts of the world where there are these animals, but also in many other countries.

because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection Moskvarium at ENEA temporarily closed to visitors, but to follow the life of its inhabitants, the citizens can about aquatics. Announcements of new editions regularly appear on the website “Moskvarium”.