adult female Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.028), admitted 13 November 2018, COMO Cocoa, S.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 12.0kg / 50.5cm (on admittance);
Cocoa was found at COMO Cocoa (S.Malé Atoll) and transferred to our turtle rehabilitation centre. She was very dehydrated and suffering from buoyancy syndrome (floating on the water surface, unable to dive).
Cocoa did not eat for the first few days, but she started to perk up after receiving antibiotics and fluids. She remains in a weakened condition and is only eating intermittently. We hope she starts to gain some strength soon.