Sadly, it’s now the season for us to find Olive Ridley sea turtles floating on the ocean surface, entangled in ghost nets. 💔
Come and meet the 5 new turtle patients admitted to our rescue centres, and learn about some surprise overnight visitors to our beach at Landaa. 💚
❝ Dance with the waves, move with the sea; let the rhythm of the water set your soul free ❞
‘April’ is now our sixth “Flying Turtle” ✈ to find a safe new home overseas.
Read the full story of her intrepid journey, as she leaves Kuda Huraa on a VIP transfer … heading all the way to Scotland for a bagpipes welcome!
A huge thank you to the SEA LIFE team for giving ‘April’ a new lease of life in her professional aquarium home.
Catch up with this month’s turtle rescue updates direct from Landaa Giraavaru MDC.
Say hello to Naushad – our largest ever Olive Ridley turtle – and wave goodbye to Andy, who recovered well after his flipper amputation and is released back into the ocean.
Get up-to-date with all our latest marine turtle conservation news and updates from June.
Read about our current residents & their latest rehabilitation treatments, and watch the slideshow from our latest turtle releases.
Rehabilitation updates for Olive Ridley rescue turtles ‘Jessica’ and ‘Slicer’, and we satellite-tag another reared Green Turtle as part of our Head Start release project.
All the latest updates from our centre at Landaa Giraavaru, including recent turtle rescue photos and an exclusive look into our expansion plans.
May 2013 is already shaping up to be another record-breaking month at Landaa with three turtle rescues in the first 10 days! Say hello to our latest residents – ‘Olga’ and ‘Milano’.
UPDATE (19 May) : Photos of Milano’s beach release back into the ocean.
April saw a record total of six turtle rescues at Landaa Giraavaru! All of the animals were found entangled in ghost nets, but fortunately four of them were healthy enough to be returned immediately back into the ocean.
LATEST: Now updated with photos of Igor’s release on 10 May.
Catch up with our March updates from the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
We have Hawksbill hatchlings from Kihaadhoo, and we try a new technique to help with buoyancy issues seen in our patients.
A special rescue mission at Landaa Giraavaru: the freeing of a turtle that was entangled in a discarded fishing net, allowing it to swim away without any further treatment. Watch our exciting slideshow of the rescue.
During the early hours of January 4, we received notification of a surprise visitor to the Blu Beach area … a large turtle!
The latest turtle to be brought into our rehabilitation centre was rescued by islanders from our neighbouring island of Kihaadhoo.
We’re delighted to announce Oliver’s safe return to the ocean following a two-month stay in Landaa Giraavaru’s Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
Check out the latest photos and watch our new video of his release !
Catch up with our turtle rehabilitation news from January & April 2012, by watching these videos featuring Clover, Joker and Weera.
January 2012 – Saifa, the young female Olive Ridley turtle, was found entangled in a fishing net suffering from minor lacerations and buoyancy problems due to stress.
December 2011 – Two injured turtles have been rescued this month.
2011 – On 26 June, 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. Watch our video of Juno – a recap of the story, ending with her release back into the ocean.