It was on 4th July 2012, HBP team of FSL-India rescued a wounded Olive riddle Sea-Turtles from Sanyasibailu near Kanchugodu (Trasi) village which is located near Kundapura coast in Udupi District. We received the information from local fisherman. As soon as the team got information about wounded turtle FSL-India team member Mr. Manjunath went to the spot at once. Olive riddle Sea-Turtles got wounded due to the tidal waves.
The turtle had lost left flipper. The left leg too was wounded and hence it was not able to move. After the rescue we shifted the turtle to Maravanthe and handed-over to Mr. Dasi for observation and further treatment. After the primary treatment the HBP team tried to release the turtle. However, the turtle was not able to move because of strong tidal wave. Again it was kept for further treatment. Due to the rainy season, often wounded turtles are found on the shore in Kundapur coastal area. FSL-India’s sea-turtle conservation team is always takes prompt action to conserve this endangered species.