juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.124), admitted 16 January 2018, Kuramathi, N.Ari Atoll, Maldives
Weight: 5.6kg (upon admission);
Length: 38.5cm (upon admission);
Olivia was found by Ecocentre Kuramathi, floating in the water with a broken carapace and plastron, and abrasions on the rest of the body, evidence that she got hit by a boat. She was transferred to our Centre on 16 January, and she is receiving fluids and antibiotics.
4 February 2018
Today, we repaired her deep carapace wounds, using fiberglass and epoxy.
7 February 2018
Olivia sadly died this morning. Her injuries were just too severe for such a small Olive Ridley turtle to endure.