Meet Bubbles, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim
Bubbles was rescued by Reethi Faru Resort in Raa Atoll, which is just north of Baa Atoll. The resort sent Bubbles to us by an emergency speedboat ambulance!
Intake Date: 2nd January 2020
Length: 47 cm
Weight: 8.4 kg
Status: Released 15th February 2020
Bubbles has been adopted by Jo & Bill Unwin for their 5 grandchildren.
Bubbles was found entangled in a ghost net which cut into her front and back right flippers. has had a medical checkup and has been started on antibiotics.
13 January 2020
Bubbles underwent sedation and had the wounds treated, and is now receiving ongoing wound care. She is eating and diving quite well so hopefully she will be released soon.
20 January 2020
Bubbles had procedure to debride and try to repair some of her wounds under sedation. She is actually healing quite well and with this procedure it should hurry things along so she can be released sooner.
28 January 2020
Bubbles is looking great. She no longer requires wound care and we are just waiting until her stitches come out before we release her. She is also finishing a course of antibiotics.
3 February 2020
Bubbles is getting closer to having her stitches removed. She will be our next release. She is a lovely turtle and we will be happy to see her go home.
10 February 2020
Bubbles had her stitches out last week. Most of the injury has healed incredibly well. The area that had broken down is healing nicely and hopefully she won’t be with us for too much longer. We would love to take her home soon.
15 February 2020
Bubbles was released today. On the way to the release site she started hyperventilating on the boat and tried to wriggle out of her box a few times. This caused her to be buoyant when we put her in the water. We gave her time to calm down and tried again a bit later. She then decided to leave us – down and down she went until we could not see her any more.