TURTLE PATIENTS

Meet Some of the Current And Past Turtle Patients at the ORP Marine Turtle Rescue Centre

 

Baby loggerhead turtle blowoing bubbles
Emme, a baby loggerhead turtle, was brought to the Rescue Centre after having been kept as a pet from hatching. Emme was successfully released after recovering for a few weeks.

 

The ORP Marine Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni in Baa Atoll can accommodate 8 turtle patients at the time. The turtles are cared for by our resident Turtle Veterinarian and a team of interns and volunteers.  Injured turtles are brought to the rescue centre from all over Maldives, mostly by boat, but some times by seaplane!

Guests at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu can visit the turtles and join the daily feeding sessions.

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Noor is a juvenile Olive Ridley Turtle. Noor was found by Milaidhoo resort in Baa Atoll, floating entangled in a ghost net with a badly damaged front left flipper.
We tried to save her flipper by performing surgery, however, she did not improve, and we eventually had to amputate. She recovered well and was successfully released back to her home in the ocean.
Intake Date: 14 April 2017
Length: 38 cm
Weight: 6.4kg
Released: 8 June 2017

 

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