Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach State Park, SC
Arrival Date: 05/30/2013
Weight: 5.44 kg (~12 lb.)
King, a small 6 lb. Kemp’s ridley was caught by a recreational fisherman on hook-and-line at Myrtle Beach State Park. Myrtle Beach State Park Rangers and Barbara Gobien (SCDNR stranding and STH volunteer) coordinated transport of this turtle to our hospital.
Besides the hook, King’s condition upon arrival was fairly good, with decent initial blood (PCV 29%, TS […]