Nitrox Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.157), admitted 5 March 2019, Amilla Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 10.4kg / 43.7cm (on admittance);

Nitrox was found in Amilla Fushi resort (Baa Atoll) entangled with 2 other turtles in a drifting ghost net (discarded fishing gear).

She was admitted to our Centre on 5 March, suffering from front flipper lacerations and carapace abrasions. She is under treatment and we expect a full recovery.

Scapa rescue Olive Ridley turtle

5 March 2019 … Release Day !

Nitrox’s wounds had been healing well, and she was successfully released back into the ocean today.
We have attached tags MS0003 & MS0004 in case she is sighted any time in the future, maybe swimming freely in the ocean, or perhaps laying eggs on a faraway beach !

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