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Meet Elba, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Who Swallowed Ghost Net

Elba is a juvenile olive ridley turtle. She came to us via Six Senses, Laamu Atoll.

Intake Date: 6th May 2019
Length: 38.5 cm
Weight: 6.1 kg
Status: Current Patient

Elba is a victim of ghost net entanglement. She had also swallowed a fishing net into her stomach and had a deep wound around her flipper. We had to surgically remove the net from her stomach after assessing her with X-ray and ultrasound exams. We then surgically repaired her flipper.