TURTLE PATIENTS

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

 

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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 sea plane!

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

You can follow our current patients on Facebook.

 

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Ali Jappo is a 55 cm juvenile female Hawksbill Turtle, HK2295, who was first photographed by Lauren Arthur, Amilla Fushi, on 23 October 2015.
On the 20 February 2017, she was found with a longline fishing hook in her neck by Amilla Fushi resort. She was transported to Eydafushi for x-rays and the next day she had a successful operation to remove the hook.
She recovered after a course of antibiotics and was successfully released on 3 March 2017, near her home reef, Baa Dhonfanu.

Intake Date: 20 February 2017

Lenght: 60 cm

Weight: 17 kg

Release Date: 3 March 2017

 

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