loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Arrival Date: 06/20/2013
Weight: 28.0 kg (~ 62 lb.)
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!
At admittance, Pluff was very lethargic and had a moderately high barnacle coverage. Blood […]