female Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.036), admitted 05 January 2020, Grand Park Kodhipparu, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 8.2kg / 44.9cm (on admission);
Pearl was found by the resident Marine Biologist at Grand Park Kodhipparu (North Male Atoll) on 5 January.
On arrival at our turtle rescue centre at Kuda Huraa, Pearl was found to have an accumulation of sponge in the throat, that had to be removed immediately. After a long nap and a period of close observation, she started diving and will soon be ready for release.
Update 10 January – Pearl was returneod to Grand Park for release back into the ocean.