male Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.116), admitted 7 July 2017, Velidhoo, North Ari Atoll, Maldives
Weight: 26.2kg (upon admission);
Length: 63.5cm (upon admission);
Thakuru, a male Olive Ridley turtle, was found stranded by Euro Divers on Velidhoo in North Ari Atoll. His head and carapace were covered in a thick layer of algae, indicating entanglement in a ghost fishing net for a long duration. This also resulted in scarring around his neck and the amputation of his two left flippers.
Since admission, Thakuru is slowly getting used to his new surroundings and has developed an appetite for lobster.