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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Nadia is an adult female Olive ridley turtle.
She was rescued from a ghost net in Baa Atoll and arrived at the rescue centre with a severely injured front right flipper. Unfortunately, we could not save it and she had to have surgery to remove it.
Intake Date: 04 July 2017
Length: 59 cm
Weight: 15kg
Status: Moved to Juvenile Naifaru on 5 May 2017

 

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