adult female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.127), admitted 8 February 2018, Six Senses, Laamu Atoll, Maldives
Weight: 25.6kg (upon admission);
Length: 62.0cm (upon admission);
This large female Olive Ridley turtle was found near the coast at Six Senses Laamu (Laamu Atoll), and was sent to us on 8 February.
‘Big’ Stevie only suffered from superficial injuries, and is otherwise strong and very active. She started to dive on the second day at our centre, and enjoys eating crabs. We hope we can release her in the upcoming weeks.
20 April 2018 – Release Day 🙂
Once the satellite GPS data starts coming in, we hope to track Stevie’s journey out in the ocean here on our interactive map.
On April 20th we said goodbye to Stevie a female Olive Ridley who was found entangled in a ghost net. After 2 months of rehabilitation and care from our staff, Stevie was ready to go back, we attached a satellite tracker on her carapace, so we can track her movements! . . . . #oliveridley #seaturtle #rehab #research #satelittetraking #fsmaldives #fskudahuraa #conserve #marinebiology #teamwork #species #wildlife #staysalty #blueplanet #blueocean