green (Chelonia mydas)
Stranding Location: Lookout Bight, NC
Arrival Date: 12/13/2010
Weight: 4.02 kg (8.9 lb)
In an effort to help North Carolina facilities overwhelmed by a large number of cold-stunned sea turtles that stranded in early December, nine sea turtles were transferred to the SCA’s Sea Turtle Hospital on 13 December 2010. Lewbart, a juvenile weighing 3.34 kg, is one of seven greens received from NC.
Lewbart’s physical examination revealed minor plastron abrasions, a cooler-than-normal cloacal temperature of 62.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and minor dehydration. In addition to fluids and antibiotics, Lewbart received vitamin B complex, calcium gluconate, blood work, and radiographs. Lewbart had no problem eating the yummy thread herring, mackerel, and smelt we offered him on 15 December and is recovering well.
Beachwalker County Park, Kiawah, SC