Olivia-2 Rescue Turtle

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.

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