Frisbee Rescue Turtle

adult male Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.139), admitted 10 August 2018, North Malé Atoll, Maldives


Weight / Length: 20.5kg / 56.7cm (upon admission); 20.5kg / 56.7cm (Sept-18); 

Frisbee was found floating in open waters in North Malé Atoll, and brought to us with his 2 front flippers missing (presumably after prolonged entanglement with a drifting ghost net).
Frisbee enjoys eating crabs, but suffers from buoyancy syndrome, being unable to dive down and rest at the bottom of the pool (which he shares with Albert). Sadly, it is unlikely that he would ever be able to survive out in the wild.

Frisbee rescue Olive Ridley turtle Marine Savers Maldives (2)
Frisbee – adult male Olive Ridley turtle rescued, Marine Savers Maldives (2)

Updates November 2018

Frisbee was transferred from our Kuda Huraa centre to Landaa Giraavaru, where he quickly settled in. He is active and eating well.

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