Released Sea Turtles

Miss Royal

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: R\V Lady Lisa, SCDNR research vessel outside of Hilton Head Island

Arrival Date: 06/20/2013

Age: adult

Weight: 97.1 kg (~215 lb.)
Case History
Miss Royal, a 215 lb. adult female was caught on board the SCDNR research vessel the Lady Lisa, just off of Hilton Head Island. She was found with an old large propeller wound to the right side of her carapace extending through her right rear flipper.
Treatment
Since the [...]

Pluff

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Hilton Head Island, SC

Arrival Date: 06/20/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 28.0 kg (~ 62 lb.)
Case History
This young loggerhead was found stuck in the marsh in Hilton Head Island. Affectionately named Pluff after the mud that is found in lowcountry marshes, the loggerhead was the third sea turtle stranding to be admitted to the Sea Turtle Hospital on June 20th 2013!
Treatment
At admittance, Pluff was very lethargic and had a [...]

Nud

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: DeBordieu Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 06/20/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 32.0 kg (~71 lb.)
Case History
Nud was the second of three stranded loggerhead turtles to arrive on June 20th (the other two were Miss Royal and Pluff). Unfortunately, Nud was critically ill after stranding alive on DeBordieu Beach, suffering from debilitated turtle syndrome (DTS) and necrotic ulcerative disease (NUD). Just moving this sick turtle from the transport vehicle to our medical facility [...]

Skully

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Skull Inlet, Beaufort, SC

Arrival Date: 06/18/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight:
Case History
Skully was found in Skull Inlet by canoers, one of which belongs to the Virginia Stranding Response Program, who knew he needed help! Rescuers rode with SCDNR volunteer Janie Lackman and met Charlotte Hope halfway to ensure Skully made it to the Sea Turtle Hospital as quickly as possible.
Treatment
At admittance, Skully had a moderately heavy load of barnacles [...]

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