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Meet Kalani, a Sub-Adult Olive Ridley Found Floating

Kalani was found flouting in the open ocean beyond Hurawalhi resort in Lhaviyani Atoll.

Intake Date: 13 February 2021
Length: 53 cm
Weight: 13.2 kg
Status: Current Patient

Kalani has no obvious external wounds at all, but there is a lot of air under her shell. She also appears to have an infection of her large intestine and colon, but is otherwise looking in good health. Her buoyancy will be closely monitored and we will attempt to drain air off her to help her become less buoyant, but it will likely takea some time to resolve.