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Turtle Patient 138: Seaheart, Adult Male Olive Ridley

Olive ridley ghost net victim at ORP turtle rescue centre. Image.
Seaheart, an adult male olive ridley

Seaheart was found entangled in a ghost net in Lhaviyani Atoll and brought to our friends at the Atoll Marine Centre, who sent him to us.

Intake Date: 22 February 2021
Patient Number: 138
Rescue Location: Lhaviyani Atoll
Reason: Ghost net entanglement
Transport Method: Seaplane
Status: Current Patient

Species: Olive ridley
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Sex: Male
Age: Adult
Length: 64.6 cm
Weight: 26.75 kg

Seaheart has kindly been adopted for James by Janeen and by Rachel Dow.

Seaheart arrived at the Rescue Centre on the 22nd February after quite the epic and stressful journey, but he made it safely! His left flipper will need amputation while his right is quite damaged but will be salvageable. Thankfully, he can dive and rest on the bottom of the tank, so fingers crossed once he is all healed up, he can be released!