Turtle Patient 197: Fari, Juvenile Olive Ridley

Turtle patient Fari looking curiously at the camera. Image.

Fari is a juvenile olive ridley that was found with the help of a drone entangled in ghost gear near Fari Islands, in North Malé Atoll.

The Vitals

Intake Date: 6 January 2023
Patient Number: 197
Rescue Location: North Malé Atoll
Reason: Found entangled in ghost gear
Transport Method: Seaplane & Speedboat
Status: Current patient

Species: Olive ridley
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Sex: Unknown
Age: Juvenile
Length: 39.6 cm
Weight: 4.6 kg

The Adoptive Parents

Fari has kindly been adopted by Christian Heinen, Millie & Freddie Dancey, Miguel Doncel Cabrera, Christian Heinen, Kirsten & Ronan, Nadine Richburg, for Maëlle by Julie Burel & Antoine Huriez, by Mike, and for Robin by Ann-Kathrin.

Fari’s Story

Fari arrived very weak, struggling to both breathe and swim. Her carapace is very damaged and she has severe injuries to her right front and rear left flippers. She is very thin, dehydrated and covered in algae. This, along with the fact that another sea turtle was found dead in the same ghost net as Fari, indicates that she has been entangled for a while.

We performed X-rays and blood tests and started her on a treatment plan which includes antibiotics, pain relief, fluid therapy and ongoing wound care. She is still very critical.

Adopt Fari

We ask for a minimum one time gift donation of £50 to adopt a turtle patient. You can also choose to make a monthly donation.

Once we receive confirmation of the donation and your adoption form (please make sure the names on the donation and adoption forms match), we will issue the adoption certificate with details about the turtle patient to you or the gift recipient. Please allow 7 days for the issuing of the certificate.