juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.171), admitted 8 April 2019, Club Med Kani, N.Male Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 5.0kg / 33.5cm (on admission);
Aqua was found floating in the ocean on 8 April, unable to dive below the water surface, by Club Med Kani (Kanifinolhu island, N.Male Atoll).
She is under treatment for buoyancy syndrome, and for some abrasions on her neck. Once she is able to rest at the bottom of her pool (to collect food) we will be releasing her back into the wild.
Updates June 2019
On 19 June, Aqua was successfully released back into the ocean. Bon voyage, little one. 🙂