juvenile Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.023), admitted 7 March 2018, Bandos Island Resort, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / length: 1.9kg / 24.9cm (on admission); 2.1kg / 25.7cm (April); 2.4kg / 28.7cm (May on release).
On 7 March 2018, Ranee, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle, was found at Bandos (North Malé Atoll) entangled in a net. Ranee’s right front flipper was badly injured, so we had to surgically amputate the flipper and administer antibiotics. Ranee is a turtle that is often seen at Bandos local reef, and everyone hopes she can recover for a quick release.
Ranee is able to dive, and she likes to spend her days resting at the bottom of the pool, watching Rosa swimming around.
Turtle Tuesday; Renee (hawksbill) , Snoopy (Olive Ridley) and Smash (green turtle) being measured and weighed! They are getting so big! 🐢 . . . . . #our world #marinelife #likenatgeo #species #conservation #waterplanet #conserve #wildlife #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #turtletuesday #natgeomaldives #researcher #conservationist #hawksbill #oliveridley #greenhatchling #rescue #research #staysalty
Snoopy (left) and Ranee (right)
21 May 2018 … Release Day !
Ranee has recovered well at our Centre, so we were pleased to release her back into the ocean close to Bandos Island Resort where she was found.
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