Koopa Rescue Turtle

female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.158), admitted 5 March 2019, OBLU Helengeli, N.Male Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 32.0kg / 60.4cm (on admittance);


Koopa, was found near OBLU Helengeli (North Male Atoll) entangled with 2 other turtles in a drifting ghost net (discarded fishing gear). She was admitted to our Centre on 5 March with lacerations on her flippers and neck.

Koopa is able to dive and rest at the bottom of the pool, (no buoyancy problems) and once her injuries are healed she will be released back into the ocean.

Scapa rescue Olive Ridley turtle
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