Olga was found on the 26th July 2019 near a resort island, she was floating at the surface of the water with her front left flipper missing. Her injury is likely due to entanglement in discarded fishing net. Olga also suffers from severe buoyancy syndrome, meaning that she cannot dive and will therefore not survive in the wild. Once Olga is able torelease the trapped air in her shell she will be free to return to her ocean home! We try to encourage her diving during feeding time, and she's been making good progress.
SPECIES: Olive ridley
RELEASABILITY: Releasable when diving