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Turtle patient Zeliya in the tank at the Rescue Centre. Image.

Turtle Patient Update Issue 5 | 2023

New Arrivals Zeliya – Arrived 22 April 2023 Zeliya is a sub-adult olive ridley that was found entangled in a ghost net by the staff of Hilton Maldives Amingiri Resort, in North Malé Atoll. She had deep ligature injuries to her right front and back flippers, with bone exposed on both. There is also an extensive wound around her neck … Read More

Turtle Patient Update Issue 4 | 2023

Released Thiki – Arrived 2 April 2023, Released 11 April 2023 Thiki, which in Dhivehi means “spots”, was found floating and unable to dive by the staff at Constance Moofushi Maldives in South Ari Atoll. Luckily, Thiki had no external injuries, and her blood work came back normal except that she was dehydrated. Her radiographs showed faecal impaction, which means she was constipated, so we … Read More

Fari being released by Intern Aasha

Turtle Patient Update Issue 3 | 2023

Released Ekaanlo – Arrived 22 January 2023, Released 19 February After three weeks at the Rescue Centre, Ekaanlo, our only hawksbill patient, was diving comfortably and eating well. Once her last health check including X-rays and blood work came in clear, she was released from the beach at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, right by our house reef. This way she … Read More

Turtle Patient Update Issue 2 | 2023

Released Kakuni – Arrived 20 July 2022, Released 22nd January 2023 Kakuni’s diving skills had improved considerably and she was released on 22nd January. We opted for a beach release so that we could monitor her first few minutes in the water as she was a very stressed turtle when handled. However, Kakuni did great. She took a few seconds … Read More

Turtle Patient Update Issue 1 | 2023

Released Kandu – Arrived 17 December 2022, Released 10 January 2023 Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu’s excursion guide Simaah while out on her snorkeling trip, spotted a juvenile hawksbill floating by, unable to dive. Fortunately, both the resort’s Marine Educator, Rosie, and our Veterinary Nurse, Lauren, were on hand to assist with the rescue. The turtle, named Kandu (meaning ocean in Dhivehi) was quickly … Read More

Turtle patient Gus by the window in the tank at the Rescue Centre. Image.

Turtle Patient Update Issue 12 | 2022

Released Gus – Arrived 30 May 2022, Released 5 December 2022 Gus continued being healthy, super fiesty and was swimming really nicely! He finished his medications last month and considering his great progress, our team decided that it was time for Gus to head on home. His pre-release health checks showed no sign of infection and Gus received a shining … Read More

Turtle Patient Update Issue 11 | 2022

Heidi The Flying Turtle Heidi has finally flown the ‘nest’ – or rather the Rescue Centre! The much awaited moment finally came on the 1st of November, when Heidi flew to the UK, under the supervision of his new caretakers, Emma Whittle and Marcus Williams. After a long flight in a crate specially constructed for him by the engineering team … Read More

Turtle patient Gus by the window in the tank at the Rescue Centre. Image.

Turtle Patient Update Issue 10 | 2022

Released Kalo – Arrived 24 April 2022, Released from AMC 28 September 2022 Kalo showed consistent improvement in his diving at Atoll Marine Centre (AMC), specially in his tank. Despite the sea cage being under maintenance for most of Kalo’s stay at AMC, he was able to spend some time in the cage with the staff keeping a watchful eye … Read More

Kakuni in her tank, facing the camera. Image.

Turtle Patient Update Issue 9 | 2022

Released Jazeera – Arrived 24 April 2022, Released 13 August 2022 Jazeera was found at Constance Moofushi in South Ari Atoll, entangled in a ghost net. Unfortunately, one of his flippers was so badly injured that it could not be saved and the veterinary team had to perform amputation surgery for him. Following his surgery, he recovered speedily and was … Read More

Turtle Patient Update Issue 8 | 2022

Released Crwban – Arrived 8 March 2022 Crwban was continuing to swim perfectly in tanks and diving very well for his food. Over the last month, he had shown significant improvement. He was spotted at the bottom of the tank most of the time and showed good buoyancy control at different levels in the water column. Our team took Crwban … Read More