Token Rescue Turtle

female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.192), admitted 8 January 2020, Olhuveli, S.Malé Atoll, Maldives

Weight / Length: 5.1kg / 36.3cm (on admission);

 

Token was found by Olhuveli Beach resort, floating on the ocean surface. She was transferred to us on 8 January.

Token is suffering from slight dehydration and buoyancy syndrome (unable to dive below the water surface). We are administering antibiotics, and she in under close observation in our recovery pool.

Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives
Fabia stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives (1) [800]

Updates 26 April … Release Day!

Token has recovered from buoyancy syndrome, and is now able to dive below the water surface again, and rest on the bottom of her pool to eat.

She was successfully released on 26 April, from the beach in front of our turtle rescue centre.

Bon voyage, Token … wishing you a long reproductive life, out in the big blue. 💙

Token stranded Olive Ridley turtle Maldives released

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