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Meet Pearl, a Juvenile Double Amputee

Pearl is a young Olive Ridley turtle who was found entangled in a ghost net by our friends at Helengeli Resort in North Male Atoll in January 2018. She arrived at the Rescue Centre by seaplane via Marine Savers.

Intake Date: January 24th 2018
Weight: 12.8 kg
Status: Current patient



Pearl was missing a back flipper from being entangled and needed a front flipper amputation the day she arrived. We also surgically repaired her remaining front flipper. She had deep wounds to her face and was missing a lot of skin and scales, exposing her skull.

Despite this she has made great improvements and is bright and eating. Pearl’s face, head, and stump wounds are now completely healed and she is behaving like a normal turtle, sleeping at the bottom.