Styx Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.167), admitted 29 March 2019, Club Med Kanifinolhu, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 4.3kg / 31.7cm (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]

Styx is suffering from buoyancy problems (unable to dive below the water surface), and has lacerations and abrasions on her flippers and carapace.
She is active, and trying hard to dive after pieces of food at the bottom of her recovery pool. Styx is already showing some improvements, so we hope for a speedy recovery and release back into the ocean soon.

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]
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