Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Stranding Location: Edisto Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 07/05/2007

Age: juvenile

Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds)

Case History

The surgery to remove the hook was successful and the prognosis is very good!

Treatment

Endoscopic surgery to remove the hook, antibiotics, vitamins and TLC!.

Updates

31 July 2007: “Little Edisto” is awaiting the final clear for release from the consulting veterinarian.

24 September 2007: It was a great day to release 2 Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the ocean.

Release Date

09/21/2007

Release Location

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC