female Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.035), admitted 11 November 2019, Lux Resort, Ari Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 16.2kg / 55.6cm (on admission);
This female Hawksbill turtle was found floating near Lux Resort (Ari Atoll), unable to dive.
Nadiya presents a mass on her right cheek; she is currently on antibiotics and under close observation.
We hope she can soon be released back into the wild.
Updates 20 January 2020
Sadly Nadiya was found unresponsive in her pool this morning. Upon necropsy, we found two fishing hooks stuck in her throat, and a suspected head trauma is likely to have caused neurological problems.