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.
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.