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Meet Myrtle, An Olive Ridley Ghost Gear Victim

Myrtle, a juvenile olive ridley, was severely injured by ghost gear entanglement and came to us via Marine Savers at Kuda Huraa, North Male Atoll.

Intake Date: 10th June 2019
Length: 44.5cm
Weight: 7kg
Status: Deceased 23rd June 2019

Myrtle’s back flipper was almost completely cut through from the ghost net she got entangled in. Sadly we had no choice but to amputate this flipper. One of her front flippers was also severely cut, almost to the bone.

Myrtle also arrived with a shell and skin infection and she is very thin and dehydrated. She must have been entangled for a while before she was rescued.

We did everything we could to save Myrtle, but her injuries were too severe. She remained lethargic and uninterested in food until she passed away.

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