Current Patients

Bohicket

Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Bohicket Marina, Johns Island, SC

Arrival Date: 04/22/2015

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 5.8 kg (~13 lb.)
Case History
This juvenile green sea turtle was found floating (positively buoyant) at the Bohicket Marina on Johns Island. The SC Department of Natural Resources transported the sick turtle to the Aquarium for necessary medical treatment. Once on site, x-rays confirmed a large amount of gas in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. We are concerned that this little green sea turtle […]

Prescott

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

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 2.42 kg
Case History
Prescott is one of four sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on December 10, 2014. This was the second group of cold stuns admitted into the hospital this winter, bringing the total transferred to 19. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia […]

Massey

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

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 2.2 kg
Case History
Massey is one of four sea turtles transferred from the New England Aquarium (NEAq) to the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital on December 10, 2014. This was the second group of cold stuns admitted into the hospital this winter, bringing the total transferred to 19. This Kemp’s ridley was one of more than a thousand sea turtles afflicted with severe hypothermia […]

Bud

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

Arrival Date: 11/20/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 3.0 kg (~6 lb.)
Case History
Bud 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 […]

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