An Injured Olive Ridley Sea Turtle was rescued from Safala beach at Palghar by our team members Vaishali Chawhan and Prashant Mankar.
The sea turtle was stranded on the beach and was first seen by the locals who first tried to release the turtle back in the waters but due to complex injuries, distress and trauma it came back on the shore. The rescue team was then contacted which immediately responded and rescued the turtle keeping it under observation and hydrated. The turtle was then handed over to the WCAWA facility for sea turtles which works with the Dahanu Forest Department for treatment and further rehabilitation process. Dr. Dinesh Vinherkar, wildlife veterinarian and sea turtle expert along with his team are looking after and treating the sea turtle. Sea turtles found stranded on shores usually have some or the other issue which needs to be examined by a trained vet and should not be directly released in the waters without consultation. If you come across such situations kindly report it to the forest department on 1926 or your nearest wildlife NGO. For any such or similar help and assistance call our RAWW helpline 7666680202. #OliveRidleySeaTurtle#Rescue#Palghar#Maharashtra #RAWW #Rescue#Conserve#Coexist