juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.145), admitted 25 November 2018, Gili Lankanfushi, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 1.6kg / 24.0cm (on admittance);
Ruby was found at Gili Lankanfushi (N.Malé Atoll), entangled in a ghost net and suffering from buoyancy syndrome (floating on the surface, unable to dive). She was brought to us on 25 November for care and rehabilitation at our turtle centre.
Ruby was dehydrated and presented a front flipper laceration, so we will keep her until she is healthy and strong enough to go back into the ocean.
Updates January 2019
30 January – Ruby was safely released back into the ocean today. She crawled quickly down the beach into the lagoon, and was soon heading out to sea. Bon voyage, Ruby. 🙂