Current Turtle Patients
Our Current Turtle Patients ~ Click on an image for the full story.
The ORP Marine Turtle Rescue Centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Baa Atoll can accommodate 8 turtle patients at a time. The turtles are cared for by our resident Sea Turtle Veterinarian and a team of interns and volunteers. Injured turtles are brought to the rescue centre from all over Maldives, mostly by boat, but some times by seaplane!
Guests at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu can visit the turtles and join the daily feeding sessions.
The ORP Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Centre at One & Only Reethi Rah in North Malé Atoll can accommodate up to 2 turtle patients at a time. The patients here are generally in need of long-term rehabilitation without veterinary care – usually due to buoyancy issues. The turtle patients are cared for by our resident Sea Turtle Biologist under the supervision of Lead Vet and the resident Sea Turtle Vet at the Marine Turtle Rescue Centre.
Depending on their injuries, our turtle patients stay anywhere for a couple of days to several months; the longest staying patients are those suffering from buoyancy syndrome such as Penny. She stayed with us for almost two years before we could release her! Our aim is to rescue, rehabilitate and release all our turtle patients: sadly, some do pass away.
Adopt Turtle Patient
We accept adoptions of our sea turtle patients to help pay for their ongoing medical care. By adopting one of our turtle patients, you will help pay for medication, medical equipment, food and transport for patient. You will receive an adoption certificate with the history of how that turtle came to our Rescue Centre and updates on how his or her recovery is going. You will also be notified in case of a live release to be broadcast on Facebook.