We’re delighted to announce Oliver’s safe return to the ocean following a two-month stay in Landaa Giraavaru’s Turtle Rehabilitation Centre. Oliver, a juvenile Olive Ridley sea turtle, was found entangled in fishing net on July 28, 2012 near to the Resort. 

Oliver's Arrival to Landaa GiraavaruOliver the day after he was rescued

After undergoing an emergency amputation of a damaged front flipper – an operation performed by Landaa's Resort Doctor, Dr Imran Hassan and assisted by Nurse Mherlee Ofrin – Oliver was nursed back to health by Landaa's marine biologists.

Oliver before releaseOliver with satellite tag

He has been released with a satellite-tracking device to help us to evaluate the effects of such a handicap on Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Oliver swimming free with satellite tag
Watch a video of Oliver’s story below, and follow his satellite track here.
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the care and release of all of our turtles and bon voyage to our intrepid little friend!