Released Sea Turtles

Huntington

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: In-water rescue near Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Arrival Date: 05/30/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 65.6 kg (~145 lb.)
Case History
Huntington, a 145 lb. loggerhead was seen floating and unable to dive in the water off of Huntington Beach by a family boating in the area. Luckily, the family knew this was odd behavior for a sea turtle and decided to help! The family contacted SCDNR and Huntington was transported to the [...]

Splinter

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: RV Lady Lisa, SCDNR research vessel outside of Dewees Island

Arrival Date: 05/28/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 30.8 kg
Case History
Splinter was caught on board the SCDNR research vessel, the Lady Lisa right off of Dewees Inlet with what appeared to be a wooden splinter through the right rear flipper.
Treatment
Upon arrival, a physical exam was performed to better assess Splinter’s wound. The exam showed no active bleeding but there was [...]

Raker

green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Arrival Date: 04/22/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 3.44 kg (7.6 lb.)
Case History
An observant and compassionate crew of city beach workers on Myrtle Beach rescued this little green sea turtle early one very cold morning in April. When a North Myrtle Beach Turtle Team volunteer arrived to help, she was grateful to discover that the beach rakers had built a small sand berm around the turtle to protect it [...]

Crosby

green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Folly River, SC

Arrival Date: 04/27/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 4 kg (~ 9 lb.)
Case History
Captain Gresh Megget of Absolute Reel Screamer Charters deserves a huge thanks for rescuing this little green sea turtle from the water. Gresh noticed the turtle, now named “Crosby,” swimming erratically and covered in epibionts, which is a sign of long-term lethargy. This early in-water rescue is beneficial for two great reasons: it prevented this turtle [...]

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