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Meet Mascha, Yet Another Adult Female Ghost Net Victim

Mascha was found entangled in a ghost net by Vakkary in Baa Atoll and she arrived at the Rescue Centre by speedboat.

Intake Date: 24th January 2020
Length: 64.5 cm
Weight: 26.5 kg
Status: Current Patient

Mascha arrived with a badly damaged left front flipper. The ghost net had cut into her front left flipper, leaving it lacking a blood and nerve supply. She had amputation surgery on the 29th of January and recovered well.

She has settled in to life in the Rescue Centre and is eating well. We hope she recovers quickly so we can get her back to the sea soon.

3 February 2020
Mascha has moved into the big tank and is okay there. Her antibiotic course continues and she is eating very well.

10 February 2020
Mascha is another highly-strung turtle, although she is not as bad as dear Laetitia was. She is coping better in the big tank but is bumping and abrading her nose. Her appetite is good and she is healing, but some of her stitches have broken down due to her unhealthy skin. We hope this setback won’t keep her here much longer than she has to be.