Meet Giuliana, A Subadult Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim
Giulinana was found by Prodivert Maldives staff on the north side of Kuredu in Lhaviyani Atoll.
Intake Date: 4th March 2019
Length: 56 cm
Weight: 19.45 kg
Status: Current Patient
Giuliana was found with a deep cut from ghost net entanglement in her front flipper – with some of the net was still embedded in the wound. Since she was still bleeding, we decided to leave the net attached, hoping that the pressure would hold in further bleeding.
After a short layover at Atoll Marine Centre, Giuliana was transferred to the ORP Rescue Centre in Baa Atoll where out vet sadly had to amputate her flipper. As she is a strong a resilient turtle and already diving well so we are hopeful that she will recover quickly. She will be released as soon as her stitches are out.