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.

You can follow our current patients on Facebook.

 

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Arin is an adult male Olive Ridley Turtle. Arin was found entangled in a large ghost net by staff at Milaidhoo resort and transported to the rescue centre by Amilla Fushi’s marine biologist. His right flipper was severely damaged, but some TLC and antibiotics did the trick. Arin was released with flipper intact.

Intake Date: 11 February 2017
Length: 66 cm
Weight: 35kg
Released: 3 March 2017

 

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