Cancri Rescue Turtle

female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.220), admitted 26 March 2021, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 19.2kg / 51.7cm (on admittance);

 

Cancri, a juvenile female Olive Ridley sea turtle, was spotted entangled in a ghost net (discarded fishing gear) here at Landaa Giraavaru, and was luckily rescued by a resort guest.
She was admitted to our turtle rescue centre with a missing left back flipper (likely from a previous entanglement) and with a fresh, deep laceration to her front left flipper, which is very swollen due to constriction from the net.

Cancri is on a course of antibiotics to prevent infection of the wound, and will receive daily treatments. Despite the swelling, she is starting to use her flipper to propel around the pool; she’s able to dive and has a very healthy appetite, so we are hoping she’ll make a full recovery and return to the ocean where she belongs!

Cancri rescue turtle rehabilitation centre Maldives
Cancri rescue turtle rehabilitation centre Maldives
Cancri rescue turtle rehabilitation centre Maldives
Cancri rescue turtle rehabilitation centre Maldives

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