adult female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.133), 26 June 2018, Rannalhi (S.Malé atoll), Maldives
Weight: 22.0kg (upon admission);
Length: 54.6cm (upon admission);
Varugadha was found by the Dive team in Adaaran Club Rannalhi (S.Malé atoll), floating in the water, and sent to our turtle rehabilitation centre on 26 June 2018. She presented with an old healed amputation (front right flipper) and a broken carapace (likely from a boat strike). She suffers from buoyancy syndrome so cannot dive; we will proceed with treatment and rehabilitation. We hope to X-ray her soon, to better target the treatment.
Varu is very active, and is sharing the tank with Chomper who she seems to be getting along with.