Turtle Patient 171: Moon, Sub-Adult Olive Ridley
Moon was found floating in South Ari Atoll. She does not have any external injuries but is extremely buoyant and not eating at all.
Intake Date: 12 January 2022
Patient Number: 171
Rescue Location: South Ari Atoll
Reason: Found floating
Transport Method: Seaplane
Status: Deceased 23 January 2022
Species: Olive ridley
Scientific Name: Lepidochelys olivacea
Length: 54 cm
Weight: 13.4 kg
Moon was found floating in South Ari Atoll near Vilamendhoo Resort. She does not have any external injuries but she is extremely buoyant and not eating at all. She was very stressed upon arrival so we are monitoring her, providing her with fluids each day to keep her healthy until she starts eating. If she does not begin eating soon, she will be sent to Dr. Minnie for some tests and veterinary care.
23 January 2022
Sadly Moon passed away today. She was very weak, underweight and had extreme buoyancy problems when she arrived. We managed to get her to eat after a long week on fluids, but unfortunately it was too late to save her.