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Meet Kalani, a Sub-Adult Olive Ridley Found Floating

Kalani was found flouting in the open ocean beyond Hurawalhi resort in Lhaviyani Atoll.

Intake Date: 13 February 2021
Length: 53 cm
Weight: 13.2 kg
Status: Deceased 3 March 2021

Kalani has kindly been adopted by Cynthia Benoit.

Kalani has no obvious external wounds at all, but there is a lot of air under her shell. She also appears to have an infection of her large intestine and colon, but is otherwise looking in good health. Her buoyancy will be closely monitored and we will attempt to drain air off her to help her become less buoyant, but it will likely take some time to resolve. 

3 March 2021
Unfortunately, Kalani died today as a result of her advanced buoyancy issues that had led to a collapsed lung and a torn liver.