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Meet Daniella, A Ghost Gear Victim

Daniella is a juvenile olive ridley turtle and a victim of ghost net entanglement. She was found by staff at Baros Maldives Resort on 16th December 2018.

Intake Date: 16th December 2018
Length: 57 cm
Weight: 18.6 kg
Status: Current Patient

Daniella is very buoyant and has a front stump left from having self amputated in the struggle to get free from ghost net entanglement.

She is doing well and has finally started eating after 3 weeks at the Rescue Centre. Turns out she has a huge appetite! Now that her strength has improved we plan to perform surgery to remove the stump left by the ghost net.