Meet Morgan, Double Ghost Net Amputee
Morgan is a sub-adult female Olive ridley turtle who was found near Soneva Jani resort in Noonu atoll.
Intake Date: 8 June 2017
Length: 55 cm
Weight: 13.7 kg
Status: Current Patient
Morgan arrived at the rescue centre by speedboat from Soneva Fushi. She had a severe case of shell rot, mostly present on her plastron, but also on her carapace. She had lost both right flippers to ghost net entanglement, and had a deep neck laceration, covered in scabs.
Morgan responded well to treatment and antibiotics, and is now considered healthy. She cannot be released, however, as her chance of survival in the wild with two missing flippers is slim. Morgan is awaiting the departure date to travel to her new forever home – an aquarium in Europe. Stay tuned for further updates!