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Meet Thomas, A Ghost Net Victim From South Ari Atoll

Thomas had a long journey to the Rescue Centre. She arrived by sea plane from Dhigurah South Ari Atoll with the help of Lux Resorts. On the way, Thomas spent a few days being cared for by Marine Savers.

Intake Date: 18th June 2019
Weight: 27 kg
Status: Current Patient

Thomas has been adopted by Thomas’s School Battersea in London, Year 2 Class (2019)

Thomas is a fully grown, adult female olive ridley. She needed an amputation on arrival due to a severely broken bone and damaged muscle and skin. She then was stabilised before her surgery to amputate the remaining part of the limb.  She had surgery on the 23rd of June and has recovered very well from the procedure. 

Thomas is a shy turtle and does not like people watching her while she eats.  Although she is a fussy eater, crabs are definitely her favourite and she gets excited when they are on the menu. She is unable to dive yet due to buoyancy syndrome.

Thomas has been named by Thomas’s School Battersea in London for their Year 2 Class. They have decided to group together for their end of year presents to adopt her!