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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Penny is an adult Olive Ridley turtle.  She was found in Lhaviyani atoll in May 2017.  She was previously under the care of Naifaru Juvenile Rescue centre but was transferred to us for veterinary care.  She had a severely damaged right flipper with only a stump remaining.  She underwent surgery to remove this stump and has now healed perfectly.  She is very close to being released. She just needs to be able to dive, as she is suffering from a buoyancy problem.  We are seeing improvements each week and she can now dive to the bottom of the large tank after food.  Penny is currently undergoing swimming lessons in the ocean, which is having a great impact on her recovery.  Once she is able to regulate her buoyancy properly, she will be returned to the ocean.

Intake Date: 13 May 2017
Lenght: 65 cm
Weight: 19.9 kg
Status: Current patient

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