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Meet Lakmon, Another Juvenile Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim

Lakmon is a juvenile olive ridley turtle and ghost net victim who was rescued by Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Resort in Baa Atoll.

Intake Date: 26th February 2019
Length: 42.5 cm
Weight: 8 kg
Status: Current Patient

Lakmon was found entangled in a ghost net. One of his flippers is too badly damaged to save, so sadly he will need a flipper amputation. When we examined him we also found metal foil and tar stuck at the roof of his mouth.