Mitte Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.132), 8 March 2018, Kuda Huraa, S.Malé Atoll, Maldives

 

Weight: 15.2kg (upon admission);
Length: 49.7cm (upon admission);

On 8 March 2018, our Four Seasons Kuda Huraa colleagues spotted a turtle entangled in a net, out in front of the resort by the Spa Island. Our diving team were immediately dispatched, and retrieved both the net and the turtle from the water.
Mitte presented an injury in the right front flipper causing swelling, so we administered antibiotics. Despite this injury, she was active in our recovery pool and able to dive beneath the water surface.

Sadly, Mitte died on 13 March, due to infection of the flipper. Necropsy revealed blood clots in the lungs and other organs.

Mitte rescue Olive Ridley turtle Marine Savers Maldives [RB.LO.132]
Mitte rescue Olive Ridley turtle Marine Savers Maldives [RB.LO.132]
Ghost fishing net that had entangled 'Mitte' (Olive Ridley turtle)
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