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Meet Laetitia, An Adult Female Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim

Laetitia is an a adult female olive ridley. She was found in a ghost net at Dharavandhoo in Baa Atoll that weighed almost 30 kg – nearly 6 kg more than her!

Intake Date: 2nd January 2020
Length: 63 cm
Weight: 24.1 kg
Status: Current Patient

Laetitia was brought to us by speed boat from Soneva Fushi, who went out of their way to pick up Laetitia from the person who found her and transport her to us. Laetitia does not seem to have been entangled for a long time. She suffered one deep cut and a few superficial cuts and shell injuries where the net had rubbed. She does suffer from a mild form of buoyancy syndrome.

We expect to be able to release her soon as she is already trying to dive!

13 January 2020
Laetitia is on anti-inflammatories and antibiotics and is having her wounds treated. She will hopefully only need a short time to rehabilitate before being released.