Released Sea Turtles

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 [...]

Taylor

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Barnstable, MA

Arrival Date: 01/14/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 16.20 kg (~ 35 lb.)
Case History
Taylor is one of five sea turtles transferred to the South Carolina Aquarium’s (SCA) Sea Turtle Hospital on January 14th, 2012, from the New England Aquarium (NEAq). All five turtles originally cold-stunned around Cape Cod, MA, in November and December 2012, and were initially treated by NEAq’s Marine Animal Rescue Team. Talyor is the only loggerhead out [...]

Wellfleet

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

Arrival Date: 01/14/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 3.48 kg (~7.5 lb)
Case History
Wellfleet is one of five sea turtles transferred to the South Carolina Aquarium’s (SCA) Sea Turtle Hospital on January 14th, 2012, from the New England Aquarium (NEAq). All five turtles originally cold-stunned around Cape Cod, MA, in November and December 2012, and were initially treated by NEAq’s Marine Animal Rescue Team. This is the largest cold [...]

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