Piper

Female green turtle right profile, Kuredu Caves, Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives. Image.

Turtle ID Code: GR129

Piper is one of our regulars at Kuredu Caves – the famous “turtle airport”. Many divers and snorkelers have had the pleasure to dive and swim with this big female. But there is something special about Piper. She is missing her right back flipper. We are not sure what caused this – it could be a bite from a predator, a hit from a propeller or an entanglement accident. Luckily it doesn’t seem to hinder her and she can often be seen swimming gracefully next to divers.

Species

Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Country

Maldives

Location

Kuredu Caves

Sex

Female

Age

Adult

Size

90 cm

First Sighted

1 November 2013

Number of Sightings

31

Last Sighted

14 January 2020