Released Sea Turtles

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 from continuing to […]

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 of the 15 […]

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 stunning event to […]

Cheyenne

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

Arrival Date: 01/14/2013

Age: juvenile

Weight: 2.68 kg (~6 lb.)
Case History
Cheyenne 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 stunning event to occur […]

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