Released Sea Turtles

Sutton

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

Arrival Date: 01/14/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 3.38 kg (~7.5 lb.)
Case History
Sutton 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 [...]

Kit

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Kit Point, Avon, NC

Arrival Date: 01/10/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 21.9 kg (~49 lb.)
Case History
In an effort to help North Carolina facilities with the large number of cold-stunned sea turtles that stranded in early December, three loggerhead sea turtles were transferred to the South Carolina Aquarium’s (SCA) Sea Turtle Hospital on January 10, 2013. Kit is one of three loggerheads received from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Treatment

Buxton

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Dare, Buxton, NCA

Arrival Date: 01/10/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 34 kg. (~75 lb.)
Case History
In an effort to help North Carolina facilities with the large number of cold-stunned sea turtles that stranded in December, three loggerhead sea turtles were transferred to the South Carolina Aquarium’s (SCA) Sea Turtle Hospital on January 10, 2013. Buxton is one of three loggerheads received from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Treatment
Initial treatment, [...]

Manteo

loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Stranding Location: Dare Co., NC

Arrival Date: 01/10/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 25.4 kg. (~55 lb.)
Case History
In an effort to help North Carolina facilities with the large number of cold-stunned sea turtles that stranded in early December, three loggerhead sea turtles were transferred to the South Carolina Aquarium’s (SCA) Sea Turtle Hospital on January 10, 2013. Manteo is one of three loggerheads received from the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.
Treatment
Since [...]

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