juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.149), admitted 06 January 2019, Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 4.8kg / 33.0cm (on admittance);
Mode was spotted on a snorkel excursion, close to Landaa Giraavaru, entangled in a ghost net. She was suffering from a recent amputation (left front flipper) and some abrasions on her carapace.
Mode was transferred to Kuda Huraa for rehabilitation and treatment. Upon admission to our Centre, she started eating immediately and the injury is healing; however she suffers from buoyancy syndrome and is unable to dive below the water surface.
Update 6 March 2019 – Release Day!
Graph to show Mode’s growth over time