Turtle Patient 147: Abba, Adult Male Olive Ridley
Abba was rescued from a huge ghost net by staff from Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Baa Atoll, not far from the Rescue Centre.
Intake Date: 5 April 2021
Patient Number: 147
Rescue Location: Baa Atoll
Reason: Found entangled in a ghost net
Transport Method: Dhoni (boat)
Status: Current patient
Species: Olive ridley
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Length: 68 cm
Weight: 32.15 kg
Abba is a very large adult male olive ridley turtle. He was found with both his front flippers severely entangled. He also has a historic amputation to his back left flipper. This means that he has likely been entangled twice in his life.
Abba had a full assessment upon arrival and will be having x-rays to confirm the integrity of his front flipper bones and to clean up his wounds. He has some mild buoyancy issues, but all in all, despite the severity of his wounds, we are confident that he will make a full recovery.