Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Stranding Location: Caught by DNR research vessel, the Lady Lisa

Arrival Date: 07/31/2007

Age: subadult

Case History

Stingray barbs punctured flipper and hind.


Topical treatment for wounds, iron and calcium vitamins in food, live blue crabs.


We are waiting for blood cultures to come back. If the cultures are negative for bacteria, the turtle will be released. This animals will get a satellite transmitter to track his migrations after his release. This is a part of the SCDNR in-water loggerhead study.

Release Date


Release Location

Close to Nearshore Reef by Charleston Jetties