On the 8th of January this year George Kalama, a fisherman from Uyombo, found Stumpy in his nets.
We got a call and rushed to the beach where he was entangled. We examined him for any injuries and sadly he was missing half a front flipper. However it was exciting to discover out that he was an adult because we normally find young turtles in our creeks, older turtles tend to live in the open ocean.
We decided as he was an adult we would work with WWF on their current project. We fixed him up with a satellite tag, a special device which allows people to track him.
It was fixed onto his back with waterproof glue.
Because he was such a big guy we needed a big team to get him to the beach!
Stumpy had to be cooled down with water on his long walk to the sea.
Follow Stumpy’s progress along with us at www.seaturtle.org.