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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Stitch is a juvenile Olive Ridley turtle.  Stitch was found at Lhaviyani atoll and was previously under the care of Naifaru Juvenile Rescue Centre.  She was transferred to us to receive veterinary care.  Sadly, she had a terrible injury to her left flipper and her neck - with an open wound to her oesophagus.  She underwent surgeries to amputate the flipper and also to close the wound on her neck.  She has recently had all her stitches removed and has healed from the surgeries very well.  Stitch’s main problem now is a buoyancy issue: due to tears in her lungs, air is trapped under her shell causing her to be unable to dive.  She will likely have to spend a while longer with us until this resolves.
Intake Date: 6 June 2017

Length: 41.5 cm

Weight: 6.7kg

Status: Current Patient

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