Aan Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.154), admitted 2 March 2019, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 6.8kg / 37.2cm (on admittance);


Aan was found by a group of friends in North Male Atoll, entangled with other 3 turtles in the same drifting ghost net (discarded fishing gear). One turtle sadly died, but 2 others were freed and successfully released without complications.

Aan was admitted to our Centre on 2 March, suffering from a front flipper laceration. We hope she will soon recover for a quick release back into the ocean.

Scapa rescue Olive Ridley turtle