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Meet Teddy, A Small Juvenile Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim

Teddy is a a small juvenile weighing only 4 kg. He was rescued from a ghost net in Baa Atoll by Seaside Finolhu.

Intake Date: 8th January 2020
Length: 35 cm
Weight: 4.05 kg
Status: Current Patient

Teddy has been adopted by Paulina & Pawel.

Teddy had partially self amputated in the ghost net. Vet Jackie performed surgery the day after he arrived to remove the exposed humerus bone and diseased tissue around the bone. The surgery went well and he is currently recovering in his tank.

13 January 2020
Teddy is on a course of antibiotics and is currently buoyant but eating well. He should hopefully be diving soon.