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 sea plane!

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

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Emme is a baby loggerhead sea turtle, who was brought to our rescue centre having been kept as a pet in a plastic bottle since she hatched. We estimate her to be 2-4 months old.
She remained at the centre for a few weeks to gain some strength and regain her ability to dive. She was successfully released on 30 August 2017.
Loggerhead sea turtles are extremely rare in the Maldives, so her presence here is very promising for the species!
Intake Date: 04 July 2017
Length: 14 cm
Weight: 400 g
Release Date: 30 August 2017

 

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