Stumps Rescue Turtle

juvenile Hawksbill turtle (RB.EI.121), admitted 24 August 2017, One Palm Island, Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Weight / length: 6.5kg / 40.1cm (on admission);

Stumps, a juvenile Hawksbill turtle, was sadly hit by a boat whilst entangled in a ghost fishing net, causing loss of her rear right and front right flippers. She is receiving daily wound care, antibiotics and fluids to aid recovery, and is otherwise quite active in her recovery pool.

She is still in pain, as the injuries and amputations are healing. She has been administered fluids as she has no appetite.

Stomps - juvenile hawksbill rescue turtle Marine Savers Maldives (2)
Stomps - juvenile hawksbill rescue turtle Marine Savers Maldives (1)

September 2017
Stumps, against all the odds, has started diving and swimming around the pool (under Thakuru and Greg). Her injuries are almost completely healed, and she is now eating a healthy diet.

19 November 2017
Stumps made great progress during her 3 months at our Turtle Rescue Centre, and was soon swimming and diving around her recovery pool without any problems.
On 19 November, she was successfully released back into the ocean at Makunudhoo Reef; she immediately found herself at home again, diving down to the reef and starting to eat! 🙂

Rescue Hawksbill turtle – Marine Savers Maldives (1)
New band of shell (carapace) growth, Stumps, rescue Hawksbill turtle, Marine Savers Maldives

New band of shell (carapace) growth, Stumps