Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Folly Beach Fishing Pier
Arrival Date: 07/11/2014
Weight: 4.0 kg (~9 lb.)
This young Kemp’s ridley was caught on hook and line by a pier fisherman on the evening of July 11. The turtle swallowed the hook so the fisherman was unable to remove it himself. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources was contacted so the endangered sea turtle could be transported to the Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital.
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