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Meet Fidji, A Juvenile Olive Ridley

Fidji was found and brought to us by Liquid Salt Divers, Dharavandhoo in Baa Atoll. He was entangled in a ghost net and trapped to a reef.

Intake Date: 6th January 2020
Length: cm
Weight: 8.4 kg
Status: Current Patient

Fidji had partly self amputated during his ghost net entanglement. When he arrived at the Rescue Centre, the front right humerus bone was exposed and the flipper missing. Vet Jackie will remove the bone and stitch him up.

The good news is that Fidji is diving.

13 January 2020
Fidji had surgery on the 10th of January to remove the humerus and diseased tissue surrounding the bone. He made a speedy recovery from his surgery and is diving quite well. He is on a course of antibiotics to help him overcome an infection. Things are looking pretty good for him.