juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.196), admitted 25 January 2020, Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 10.1kg / 44.8cm (on admission);
Luchi, a female Olive Ridley, was found entangled in a ghost net outside Voavah (Four Seasons Private Island), by one of our marine biologists and guests during a dolphin cruise.
She was found floating, covered in algae and tightly entangled in the net. Her left front flipper was missing and already healed, but her right back flipper presented a very deep wound from the net and was very swollen.
Luchi was given a freshwater bath for re-hydration and a good clean upon arrival. Her wounds were tended to and treatment was given. She is currently not resting on the bottom of the pool, so she will need to regain her diving strength. We are hoping that her flipper injury will heal soon so she can head back to the ocean where she belongs.