Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Folly Beach, SC
Arrival Date: 07/13/2007
Weight: 1.92 kg (4.2 pounds)
Folly was caught by hook and line on the Folly beach fishing pier. It appears that the turtle’s front left flipper was entangled in the fishing line because there is a deep laceration that is healing. The hook was taken out of the turtle’s mouth by the fisherman.
Bloodwork, antibiotics and vitamins in food.
When we see the flipper laceration heal a little more we will discuss release.
Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, SC