TaraRescue Turtle

juvenile Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.194), admitted 23 January 2020, Fuvahmulah, Maldives

Weight / Length: 3.7kg / 30.9cm (on admission);

 

Tara was found close to the local island of Fuvahmulah, floating on the ocean surface and covered in tar. She was sent to us on 23 January and admitted into our turtle rescue centre for immediate care.

Initially we removed the excess of tar with soapy water and sponges, and let her rest for the night. Then she had spa treatments with mayonnaise (as per NOAA recommendations) – the mayo helps to break down the tar for easier removal.

After a couple of mayo massages, Tara started to look like a turtle again. We hope for her prompt recovery so we can return her back into the wild!

Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives

oMarch updates

After several weeks in our care, Tara is recovering well. We hope to release her back into the wild very soon. 

Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives

April updates

On 1st April, Tara was successfully released back into the ocean … bon voyage, little guy. Wishing you a long and healthy life 💚

Tara, a juvenile Olive Ridley sea turtle, was found covered in tar on the 23rd of January 2020 in the south of the...

Posted by Marine Savers on Saturday, 4 April 2020
Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives

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