BeeRescue Turtle

juvenile turtle (xx.xx.XXX), admitted 1 January 2024, Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 0.232kg / 16.6cm (on admittance)

Bee is probably in her first year of life and was found entangled around the neck and flipper in our lagoon at Kuda Huraa. Special thanks to Mintu from the Launch department for rescuing her.

She has ligature wounds, algae on the carapace, leeches, and was underweight. After a few days of treatment with fluids, antibiotics, and a laxative, she started to pass plastic debris and small pieces of wood in her faeces.

Bee has been recovering well and is now active, diving, resting on the bottom, eating well (especially shrimp), has gained an impressive 259g in weight, and hasn’t defecated anthropogenic debris in a few days.

BEE rescue juvenile Olive Ridley turtle Maldives