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Meet Bishy, An Adult Female Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim

Bishy is a large adult female olive ridley. She was found in a very sorry state with her front right flipper severely decayed. She was brought to us by Soneva Jani Resort in Noonu Atoll.

Intake Date: 9th January 2020
Length: cm
Weight: kg
Status: Current Patient

Bishy has been adopted by Roz Colthart.

Bishy was found entangled in a ghost net which cut into her front right flipper, leaving it lacking a blood supply so the limb died. She also had a deep laceration to the front left flipper and the back right flipper.

13 January 2020
Surgery was performed on 11th January and the dead flipper was removed. The other front flipper was salvaged as best as possible and the back flipper was debrided and sutured.

She is also suffering from buoyancy syndrome but she has started to eat now, so we are hoping she is on her road to recovery.