Mara the turtle was blown by Storm Lorenzo all the way from the Canary Islands to Galway, Ireland earlier this month.
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium has been nursing Mara back to health and asked if we could help.
We’re delighted to say she’ll be returning home on board with us very soon.
Mara will be a very special passenger on our Cork to Gran Canaria flight on November 4th along with two members of the Oceanworld team – ensuring she’s returned to the warm waters she needs to survive.
Laura Gaynor tweetz:
As someone who was once the proud owner of a water turtle, I totally get the whole liking left-of-centre pets thing. However, this caravan in Sligo takes it to new and exciting levels. Fair play.
A kinetic sculpture designed by Derek Hugger that deftly mimics the motion of a sea turtle gliding through the ocean.
The piece – with 600 parts controlling a range of synchronised tilts and movements – was only attempted after Hugger spent a ‘non-trivial amount of time watching and studying videos of turtles swimming.’