"The fishing net would have killed her if she was left alone for much longer," Casper Van De Geer, manager at Local Ocean Trust, tells The Dodo. "You could see the swelling in her neck where the circulation had been cut off, and the groove on her flippers where the net had dug into her. She was also quite skinny, and it was clear she'd been unable to swim or dive properly."
Van De Geer and the team at Local Ocean Trust took the turtle, whom they named Sasha, back to the rehab center to treat her wounds. They cleaned the cuts on her neck and flippers with betadine, and put her on a dose of antibiotics.