On 26 June 26 2011, the Landaa Giraavaru dive team found an injured female Olive Ridley turtle entangled in a fishing net close by Hanifaru bay. They rescued it and brought it back to the marine biologists here at the MDC.

This new patient had already lost one front flipper and the other one was deeply lacerated. First of all, we cleaned the various wounds the turtle was suffering from and stopped the bleeding from the lost left front flipper. About two weeks later, we cleaned and stitched the injured flipper.

After nearly 5 months of rehabilitation in the Marine Centre, Juno seems to be now ready to travel the oceans again. The marine biologists are planning on releasing her, Tuesday November 22nd from the main jetty.


Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.