Currents

Apr 30

Frittata

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/20/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 5.6 kg (12.32 lbs) Case History A juvenile green sea turtle was found stranded along the shoreline near a fishing pier in North Myrtle Beach. The South Carolina Department of Natural…
Apr 30

Strudel

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/18/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.55 kg (5.61 lbs) Case History A beachgoer spotted a little green sea turtle in distress in North Myrtle Beach. This turtle was covered in barnacles, algae and sand. The South…
Apr 22

Pancake

Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/17/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.24 kg (4.9 lbs) Case History This little Kemp’s was caught on a hook at Myrtle Beach State Park Pier. The hook was snared superficially in the…
Apr 22

Biscuit

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/12/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 5.36 kg (11.79 lbs) Case History This little green washed ashore in North Myrtle Beach lethargic, emaciated and debilitated. Based on the load of epibiota covering this turtle, it was evident…
Apr 22

Eleanor

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Pier, Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/14/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 4.82 kg (10.63 lbs) Case History Eleanor was accidentally caught by hook and line at the Myrtle Beach State Park Fishing Pier. The angler brought the…
Apr 22

Poptart

Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Folly Beach Fishing Pier, Folly Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/13/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.65 kg (5.84 lbs) Case History Poptart is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley that was accidently caught by hook and line at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier. The…
Apr 16

Hashbrown

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: North Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 4/8/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 4.04 kg (8.88 lbs) Case History A morning sanitation crew in North Myrtle Beach spotted something in the surf at the beach. As it turns out, this “something” was a little…
Apr 08

A Resilient Little Green Named Ricotta

I’m Grace Buschiazzo, a sea turtle biologist here at the South Carolina Aquarium. My admiration for sea turtles began at 15 years old when I took a trip to Panama and Costa Rica to volunteer with leatherback sea turtle nesting projects. I will never forget how adorable those hatchlings…
Dec 21

Romano

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Cape Cod, MA Arrival Date: 12/15/23 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 14.88 kg (32.80 lbs) Case History This turtle is one of many that stranded up in the New England area due to cold stunning. New England Aquarium (NEAQ) treats hundreds of sea…
Dec 21

Pecorino

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Cape Cod, MA Arrival Date: 12/15/23 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 6.32 kg (13.9 lbs) Case History This turtle is one of many that stranded up in the New England area due to cold stunning. New England Aquarium (NEAQ) treats hundreds of sea…
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