Meet Pearl, a Juvenile Double Amputee

Pearl is a young Olive Ridley turtle who was found entangled in a ghost net by our friends at Helengeli Resort in North Male Atoll in January 2018. She arrived at the Rescue Centre by seaplane via Marine Savers.

Intake Date: January 24th 2018
Weight: 12.8 kg
Status: Current patient


Pearl was missing a back flipper from being entangled and needed a front flipper amputating the day she arrived. We also surgically repaired her remaining front flipper. She has deep wounds to her face and is missing a lot of skin and scales, exposing her skull. Despite this she is making great improvements and is bright and eating already.