Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach Pier, SC
Arrival Date: 06/10/2013
Weight: 2.16 kg (~5 lb.)
Parker, a tiny, emaciated 5 lb. Kemp’s ridley was caught by a recreational fisherman on hook-and-line at the Myrtle Beach Pier. Parker was transported to the hospital by SCDNR stranding and STH volunteer, Barb Gobien!
At admittance, Parker was emaciated, dehydrated (sunken eyes), and had horrible blood work (TS 0.2, PCV 12%). Due to [...]