Marion Rescue Turtle

adult female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.122), admitted 3 January 2018, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives

 

Weight: 34.0kg (upon admission);
Length: 61.7cm (upon admission);

 

Marion was found tangled in a drifting ‘ghost’ fishing net, drifting near Landaa Giravaaru, and was rescued by team members of the Four Seasons Explorer. She had most likely been entangled in this discarded net for a long time, which left her with severe injuries.

This female Olive Ridley arrived with deep lacerations around her front flippers and had to go through surgery the same day. Marion had her right front flipper amputated but is recovering well. She is very active and is already feeding, which is a good sign for a quick recovery.

Marion will remain under our care until she fully recovers from her injuries and is able to dive.

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