Meet Nouvelle, a Juvenile Olive Ridley Found Entangled In a Ghost Net
Nouvelle, (known as Noo Noo) was found in Lhaviyani Atoll. The ghost net had nearly fully claimed her left flipper, leaving only a bit of bone hanging out.
Intake Date: 6 January 2021
Length: 49 cm
Weight: 10.95 kg
Status: Current Patient
Noo Noo has been adopted for Alla by Katya Jones.
Noo Noo is a bright, active and fiesty little thing. She will require surgery to remove the last bit of her flipper, but she is proving quite the handful! Dr Minnie has already tried to anaesthetise her once, but she refused to go to sleep sufficiently for surgery. We need to go back to the drawing board… Luckily she is bright and well, fighting an infection but eating and swimming really well. She has even been seen sleeping on the bottom of the tank, so fingers crossed she can be released very quickly once her wounds heal up.
17 January 2021
Noo Noo had surgery this week and has since recovered superbly. Her wound is looking excellent, she is bright and active, eating really well and – most importantly of all – is regularly sleeping on the bottom of the tank! This means that once her stitches come out in 3-4 weeks, she will be ready for release!
24 January 2021
Noo noo is doing excellently 2 weeks post surgery. She can dive better than ever, is able to catch food deftly in the water column, and is eating really well. Her surgical wound looks excellent at the moment, although there is some palpable inflammation of the muscle underneath. However, she doesn’t seem bothered by this at all so it won’t be an impediment to a timely release!