Released Sea Turtles

150 Sea Turtles Released as Aquarium Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Feb. 9, 2015 — It has been a busy 15 years for the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program; tomorrow marks the 150th sea turtle to be released by the Aquarium’s cornerstone conservation program. Six sea turtles including five Kemp’s ridleys and one green sea turtle will be released back into the Atlantic Ocean at Cape Canaveral National Seashore, […]

Boston

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

Arrival Date: 12/10/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 1.98 kg
Case History
Boston 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 […]

Chiquita

Green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Cape Cod, MA

Arrival Date: 11/20/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 3.0 kg (~6 lb.)
Case History
Chiquita 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 green sea turtle 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 […]

Cole

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

Arrival Date: 11/20/2014

Age: Juvenile

Weight: 2.9 kg (~6 lb.)
Case History
Cole 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 […]

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