adult female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.141), admitted 23 November 2018, One & Only, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 15.8kg / 35.9cm (on admittance);
Lulu was found by the O&O Dive team, floating at the water surface close to One & Only Reethi Rah (N.Malé Atoll). After assessing her behaviour and realising she was unable to dive, she was brought to shore.
Since arriving at our Centre on 23 November, she has been very active and is eating some pieces of fish. Lulu is trying to dive but suffers from buoyancy syndrome. We have started a course of antibiotics to treat a possible infection.
December 2018 Updates
On 2 December, we transferred Lulu to the Olive Ridley Project team at Coco, for specialist veterinarian care, as the cracks on her carapace were getting worse (and she may need surgery).