Meet Merry, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim
Merry, a juvenlile olive ridley turtle, was found floating in Baa Atoll by Westin Miriandhoo Resort.
Intake Date: 25th December 2019
Length: 47.2 cm
Weight: 7.45 kg
Status: Deceased 28th December 2019
Merry had been struck by something hard and had a crack through his shell. He also suffered from syndrome.
The radiographs showed he had a lot of air in his body that was compressing his organs and he was struggling to breathe. We tried decompression but the air filled up his body again very quickly so we knew the lung tear must be substantial.
Unfortunately, he passed away not long after arriving.