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); 28.2kg (31-Jan);
Length: 62.7cm (upon admission); 62.7cm (31-Jan);

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.

31 January 2018
Marion is very active, but has not been feeding properly and has lost some weight. She has not yet eaten any fish, and only takes live crabs.

Warning: graphic photos

Marion recovering in our rehabilitation pool after successful amputation surgery

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