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Meet Nemo, A Baby Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim

Nemo was rescued from a ghost net along with Dory. They were sent to us by Marine Savers.

Intake Date: 4th March 2019
Length: 28.5 cm
Weight: 3 kg
Status: Current Patient

Nemo has been adopted by Hans-Peter & Marlen Thalmann, Angelika Steinke & Valerie Tournier

Both of Nemo’s front flippers were badly damaged by the ghost net. We had to amputate the front right flipper as it was deeply cut and infected. The left flipper is also infected with two open joints, but luckily there are no broken bones. We are desperately trying to save this flipper, but he is not using it at the moment.

Nemo also has a shell infection which we are treating him for.