Valentine Rescue Turtle

female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.202), admitted 14 February 2020, Sultans, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 31.0kg / 59.5cm (on admission);

 

Valentine 💚 was found with another turtle (Alexia), entangled in a discarded ghost net, floating on the ocean surface close to Sultans surf spot. She was rescued by our Tropic Surf colleagues and brought to our Marine Biologist for attention.

This large female has abrasions around her body and flippers, but she is otherwise very active and keen to head back into the ocean. She is receiving treatments and is under close observation at our sea turtle rescue centre.

Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Lenny stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
19 February … release day !

Valentine¬†was released on the beach today, with a small crowd of excited supporters helping us celebrate 10 years of turtle rescue and rehabilitation at our Center ! Bon voyage, Valentine! 💚

Valentine release rehabilitated turtle Maldives
Valentine release rehabilitated turtle Maldives
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