Meet Moodhu Vina, An Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim From Laamu Atoll
Moodhu Vina is a juvenile olive ridley turtle and ghost net victim who was rescued along with another entangled turtle by a local boat crew in Laamu Atoll. The boat crew knew excately what to do and brought the injured turtles to our Sea Turtle Biologist at Six Senses Laamu.
Intake Date: 13th March 2019
Length: 40 cm
Weight: 6.25 kg
Status: Current Patient
Following overnight care at Six Senses Laamu , both Moodhu Vina and the other rescued turtle, Big Mummy, was transported to our Turtle Rescue Centre for medical care.
Moodhu Vina had several cuts and a skin infection. She/he was named “Moodhu vina” – Dhivehi for Seagrass – as he/she was found during the #ProtectMaldivesSeagrass campaign.
Moodhu Vina has all four flippers intact and is recovering well. We are currently treating her wounds.