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Turtle Patient 137: Ugo, Juvenile Olive Ridley

Turtle patient Ugo, right profile. Image.
Turtle patient Ugo, a juvenile olive ridley

Ugo, was found flouting in the open ocean near Kudafushi Resort in Raa Atoll.

Intake Date: 23 February 2021
Patient Number: 139
Rescue Location: Raa Atoll
Reason: Found floating
Transport Method: Seaplane
Status: Current Patient

Species: Olive ridley
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Sex: Unknown
Age: Juvenile
Length: 55 cm
Weight: 13.1 kg

Ugo travelled in style on a direct flight to the Rescue Centre and arrived late morning on the 23rd February. He is very buoyant and looks to have been floating for a long time based on the waterline and his algae growth. He will have full diagnostics to check him over and identify the problem. He will likely just need time though, as many buoyant turtles do.