Current Patients

Lazarus

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Garden City, SC

Arrival Date: 06/07/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 32.4 kg (~72 lb.)
Case History
Emaciated, lethargic, and near death, this juvenile loggerhead stranded on the beach near Calhoun Street in Garden City. Local S.C.U.T.E. nesting beach volunteers assisted with the timely rescue and transport of this animal to our sea turtle hospital. Other than two old fish hooks embedded in the skin of the left front flipper and neck, this loggerhead did not have […]

Jersey

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey

Arrival Date: 09/24/2013

Age: subadult

Weight: 34 kg (~79 lb.)
Case History
Jersey was originally caught on September 1, 2013 in a cooling canal for the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey. Getting pulled in by cooling canals isn’t a rare occurrence for sea turtles and when it happens, the turtles are caught, morphometric data is obtained, and as long as the animals are in […]

Briar

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 05/20/2013

Age: sub-adult

Weight: 56.5 kg (~125 lb.)
Case History
The currents washed this large, severely debilitated loggerhead ashore in North Myrtle Beach Monday morning. Covered with epibionts like barnacles and sea lettuce, it was obvious this emaciated turtle had been struggling and ill for quite some time. He was in such poor condition that it was impossible to tell if he was still alive without physically touching him […]

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