Smudge Rescue Turtle

Smudge (RB.LO.085) juvenile Olive Ridley turtle, found 27 July 2016, Rihiveli, South Malé Atoll, Maldives.

Smudge arrived with an amputated left rear flipper and severe lacerations to the neck, left front flipper and left rear flipper, all injuries sustained from being entangled in a ghost fishing net. She is underweight and was also dehydrated and required an overnight fresh water bath. Smudge is receiving antibiotics and care to keep the deep wounds cleaned before packing with Manuka honey and wrapping to prevent debris from entering.