Juanita Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.117), admitted 11 July 2017, Kandooma Resort, South Malé Atoll, Maldives

 

Weight: 10.2kg (upon admission); 10.8kg (August);
Length: 43.0cm (upon admission); 42.3cm (August);

Juanita, a juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, was found floating close to Kandooma Resort in South Male Atoll. She had likely been trapped in a drifting ghost fishing net, causing loss of her right front flipper, and lacerations to her carapace and hind flippers. She is very active, and has shown a healthy appetite from day one. Juanita will receive daily wound care and a round of antibiotics to help her recover and to improve the healing of her wounds.

August 2017
We are continuing treatment, and Juanita’s wounds are healing nicely. She is very active, has a great appetite and attempts to dive after the morsels of fish and lobster we offer as food.

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