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Meet Lisle, A Baby Hawksbill

Lisle is a baby hawksbill turtle who was found floating upside down on a reef in Ari Atoll by W Resort. She was only 2-3 months old.

Intake Date: 22nd December 2018
Length: 8,5 cm
Weight: 79 gr
Status: Released 2nd March 2019

Lisle has been adopted by Isabelle Poehler

We X-rayed her and found she has pneumonia for which we treated her with antibiotics.

At first we were tube feeding her as she was not eating. Despite being very buoyant due to her condition, Lisle was still fairly active and pottered about her tank.

Lisle slowly made improvements and started to eat well by herself, so stopped tube feeding her liquid food. She was lower in the water and her buoyancy improved.

Lisle did very well when she came off antibiotics. She grew 1cm in both width and length and put on 50g during her time at the Rescue Centre! She had a barnacle when she arrived that eventually fell off, revealing a crack in her shell underneath. We treated this with topical cream and, as soon as it healed, we released her.