Current Patients

Sewee

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Cape Island, SC

Arrival Date: 05/16/2015

Age: Sub-adult

Weight: 56.8 kg (~112 lb.)
Case History
Diligent US Fish & Wildlife staff and volunteers conducting loggerhead nesting patrols on the remote, undeveloped beaches of Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge came across this large sea turtle upside down on the beach at the high tide line. Since this animal was clearly in distress, FWS staff immediately righted the turtle and contacted the SC Department of Natural Resources […]

Socastee

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach State Park, SC

Arrival Date: 05/17/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 24.1 kg (~52 lb.)
Case History
Conscientious fishermen at Myrtle Beach State Park’s (MBSP) fishing pier foul-hooked this small loggerhead in the front flipper. Upon bringing the turtle up with a large dip net to remove the hook prior to release, they noticed the turtle appeared to be in poor health and contacted MBSP Ranger Ann Malys-Wilson. His rescuers then contacted the […]

Barnacle Bob

Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 05/06/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 3.2 kg (~7 pounds)
Case History
The amazing team at Ocean Watersports in Myrtle Beach have rescued yet another sea turtle! Last year they found McAdoo, a juvenile loggerhead that was suffering from both a boat strike and a shark attack and is still healing in our Sea Turtle Hospital. On May 6th, they observed a little green sea turtle getting tossed around in the surf. […]

Price

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Price Inlet

Arrival Date: 05/05/2015

Age: sub-adult

Weight: 51.7 kg (~114 pounds)
Case History
Captain Chuck Griffin, a sports fishing captain, spotted a sea turtle floating in Price Inlet located between Capers and Bulls Islands. Recognizing this turtle was in distress, he and the passengers on board carefully lifted this large sea turtle onto the boat. After making contact with the appropriate first responders at SCDNR for instructions and authorization, Captain Griffin transported this debilitated […]

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