LouisaRescue Turtle

juvenile Green turtle (RB.CM.033), admitted 10 March 2022, Kamadhoo, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 4.6kg / 35.2cm (on admittance);

 

On 10 March, Louisa was found entangled in a fishing net (along with another turtle, Lulu) close to the local island of Kamadhoo. Thanks to Helen and the guests on our dolphin spotting trip from Landaa Giraavaru.

Thankfully, Louise’s injuries are only minor, so we hope she recovers quickly for an early release.

Ghost fishing net with 2 entangled sea turtles (Louisa, Lulu)

The ghost netting that entangled 2 sea turtles

Louisa stranded Green turtle Marine Savers Maldives

Louisa settling in to her recovery pool

Update 1st April 2022

Louisa was successfully released today, from the beach outside our Marine Discovery Centre, and waved on her way by a small group of well-wishers. So long, little guy, and << bon voyage >> … 💙

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