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!


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


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


Release Location

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC