Rai Rescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.075), found 25 July 2015, Kihadhoo, Baa Atoll, Maldives


Turtle name: Rai (RB.LO.075)

Admission date: 25/07/2015

Location: Kihadhoo, Baa Atoll, Maldives

Admission note: Juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, Rai spent his first night in a freshwater bath to remove the algae that was growing on his carapace. He had a straight carapace length of 48.9 cm and weighed 19 kg. When put into the pool he was floating at first but could dive and retrieve his food.

Updates: 18/08/2015 – Released – Landaa Giraavaru

Rai’s release (18-Aug-15)