Taking Turtle's Blood Sample

Few days ago we took some blood sample of the turtles that going to release to ocean soon. Check out my previous post on these turtles. Currently those turtles are under our care. Their blood sample will be analyze in lab.


Staff dive into the giant aquarium to catch the turtle
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Need to pull out it's neck in order to take the blood. Neck was the best part for this task
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Expert on the job

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Taking blood sample from a turtle was not an easy task. Not like human, you can't even see the vein. So, you just have to rely on your feel and experience.

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ouch!!

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Blood was put into these tube and send to lab

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After that, the big guy was released back to aquarium

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Bernard Tzing

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