Released Sea Turtles

Eagle

Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Massachusetts

Arrival Date: 11/20/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 3.0 kg (~7 lb.)
Case History
Eagle is one of fifteen sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on November 20, 2014. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia and recovered (alive or dead) from the beaches and nearshore waters of Massachusetts during an unprecedented cold-stunning event in […]

Dorminy

Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Dukes County, MA

Arrival Date: 11/20/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 3.5 kg (~8 lb.)
Case History
Dorminy is one of fifteen sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on November 20, 2014. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia and recovered (alive or dead) from the beaches and nearshore waters of Massachusetts during an unprecedented cold-stunning […]

Pinckney

Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: C.C. Haig, Jr. Boat Landing, Pinckney Island, SC

Arrival Date: 10/05/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 4.2 kg (~9 lb.)
Case History
We admitted a very interesting case on Sunday night: a small green sea turtle caught on hook-and-line. Sea turtle interactions with recreational fisheries are certainly not uncommon, and we’ve removed so many circle and J-hooks from sea turtles over the years that our veterinarian is very adept at the process. However, our hook-and-line patients are […]

Dozer

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 09/15/2014

Age: Sub-adult

Weight: 60.5 kg (133 pounds)
Case History
A Myrtle Beach city employee found this debilitated loggerhead about 5am at 53rd Avenue N front beach. The crew used a backhoe (it was initially reported as a bulldozer, hence the name Dozer) to pick up the large sea turtle. The tractor, a gentle giant when run by an operator who knows it well, did a great job bringing the […]

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