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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Stelfox is an adult female Olive Ridley Turtle. She was found floating on the surface, entangled in a ghost net with another turtle, by our boat crew in Baa Atoll.
The ghost net had severely cut her left front flipper and amputated her back left flipper.
Her injured front flipper was amputated by our veterinarian. She then received antibiotic therapy for her wounds and treatment for her buoyancy syndrome, but sadly she did not recover from her injuries and passed away.
Intake Date: 13 April 2017
Length: 68 cm
Weight: 31.9kg
Deceased 5 August 2017

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