Meet TJ, A Juvenile Olive Ridley Ghost Net Victim
TJ is a juvenile olive ridley turtle. TJ came to us by sea plane from Kuredu in Lhaviyani Atioll.
Intake Date: 10th May 2019
Length: 40 cm
Weight: 7.1 kg
Status: Released 16th June 2019
TJ has been adopted by Loppacher
TJ is a young Olive Ridley turtle who was rescued by Kuredu Resort in Lhaviyani Atoll. He was found entangled in a ghost net that caused severe damage to his front flipper.
TJ needed a front flipper amputation when he arrived. He did really well after the surgery and became best friends with Elba. They are the same size and were inseparable; spending their whole time cuddled up in the tank together and we rarely saw them apart. This is very unusual for turtles!
TJ was diving and eating well and was released as soon as he had healed from his surgery.