juvenile Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.024), admitted 26 March 2018, Anantara Resort, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Weight / length: 4.1kg / 33.6cm;
Bubbles was found floating by the Marine Biologist at Anantara Resort (Baa Atoll). He was without apparent injuries but was very lethargic and encrusted in barnacles, suggesting a long period floating at the ocean surface, maybe due to entanglement in ghost net debris.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of our team, Bubbles was found unresponsive 3 days later on the morning of 29 March.
A necropsy revealed some petroleum oil in his body cavity, affecting the organs.