Lily

Male green turtle left profile, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. Image.

Turtle ID Code: GR313

When Lily was first sighted around Kuredu in 2013, he measured around 65 cm and was thought to be a female. However, recently it has turned out that this estimate was wrong. Since September 2019 it is clear that Lily is definitely a male! His tail had started to grow longer and we had to correct our database accordingly. Many guests wonder why we don’t change the name. On Kuredu, a male member of the boats crew is also called Lily, which is why we don’t see a problem with keeping the name. Lily is also one of our more agile turtles, who switches between sights. He has been spotted at the House Reef, in the lagoon, at Kuredu Caves and even Kuredu Corner.

Species

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Country

Maldives

Location

Kuredu Caves, Kuredu Corner, Kuredu House Reef & Lagoon, Lhaviyani Atoll

Sex

Male

Age

Adult

Size

75 cm

First Sighted

20 May 2015

Number of Sighting

58

Last Sighted

23 March 2020