Meet Some of the Current And Past Turtle Patients at the ORP Marine Turtle Rescue Centre
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.
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 are now accepting 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.