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Meet Lucky, Another Ghost Net Victim

Lucky is a fully grown female Olive Ridley turtle who was rescued by Pro Divers Maldives at Kuredu Island in Lhaviyani Atoll. She came to us after a stopover for wound treatments and fluids at Atoll Marine Centre.

Intake Date: 12th June 2019
Length: 65cm
Weight: 25kg
Status: Current Patient

Lucky has been adopted by Mildred Dauphin, Ecologically Speaking, and by Marie Weinert

Lucky has bad wounds to her front flippers and shell, and she has self-amputated her back right flipper. Her front left flipper is also badly cut. When she was found, she was also badly dehydrated.

We amputated what was left of her back flipper and are trying to save her front flipper.

Lucky has improved a lot over the last week. Although her wounds look awful and are quite deep, she is healing very quickly.  She has regular wound treatments and laser therapy. Her appetite is very good and she is diving well for food, however she is not yet sleeping on the bottom of the tank.