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Meet Calypso, Another Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim

Calypso, an adult female olive ridley turtle, was found entangled in a ghost net by Constance Moofushi resort in South Ari Atoll. She had to take two sea planes to reach the Rescue Centre.

Intake Date: 28th January 2019
Length: 67 cm
Weight: 31.5 kg
Status: Current Patient

Calypso has been adopted by Neil Burgess and by Theodossiadis Marc.

Calypso has a shell and a skin infection from her entanglement ordeal. The good news is that she is not buoyant and has all of her flippers intact! She has settled in well and is spending most of her time resting at the bottom of her tank whilst we provide wound care and a bit of TLC.