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Meet Florence, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Suffering From Buoyancy Syndrome

Florence was found floating in the ocean near our neighbour resort of Vaakaru.

Intake Date: 9th April 2019
Length: 40.5 cm
Weight: 6.2 kg
Status: Current patient

Florence is suffering from severe buoyancy syndrome. We have x-rayed her, are running lab tests and have tried to remove the trapped air causing her buoyancy. We are also treating her with fluids as she is very weak.