female Olive Ridley turtle (RB.LO.202), admitted 14 February 2020, Sultans, N.Malé Atoll, Maldives
Weight / Length: 31.0kg / 59.5cm (on admission);
Valentine 💚 was found with another turtle (Alexia), entangled in a discarded ghost net, floating on the ocean surface close to Sultans surf spot. She was rescued by our Tropic Surf colleagues and brought to our Marine Biologist for attention.
This large female has abrasions around her body and flippers, but she is otherwise very active and keen to head back into the ocean. She is receiving treatments and is under close observation at our sea turtle rescue centre.
Valentine was released on the beach today, with a small crowd of excited supporters helping us celebrate 10 years of turtle rescue and rehabilitation at our Center ! Bon voyage, Valentine! 💚