female Olive Ridley turtle (201220MXX01-LO), admitted 20 December 2019, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives
On 20 December, we admitted a very sick Olive Ridley turtle that had been trapped in a drifting ghost net for a very long period. She had been found floating near the resort of Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives.
She only had a single flipper remaining, and presented exposed bones, infected wounds, carapace damage and deformation.
Sadly, her sepsis, dehydration and injuries were too severe, and as expected she died after several days at our Centre.