Sirius Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.168), admitted 29 March 2019, Club Med Kanifinolhu, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 5.0kg / 33.9cm (on admission);

 

One of four turtles (Titan, Styx, Sirius, Eros) rescued from entanglement in a ghost net (discarded fishing gear) by Club Med Kani resort (North Malé Atoll), and brought to our turtle rescue centre (thanks, guys!)

Coral female olive ridley turtle Maldives [RB.LO.161]

Sirius suffers from lacerations and abrasions on her flippers and carapace (shell).
She is active in her pool and able to dive below the water surface, so we hope for a quick recovery and release back into the ocean in the coming days.

Coral female olive ridley turtle Maldives [RB.LO.161]
Coral female olive ridley turtle Maldives [RB.LO.161]
Coral female olive ridley turtle Maldives [RB.LO.161]

June 2019 updates

On 12 June, Sirius was successfully released back in to the ocean, in honour of “World Sea Turtle Week.”

Sirius sea turtles Maldives Marine Savers (2)
Sirius sea turtles Maldives Marine Savers (1)
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