Jul 31


Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Caught by DNR research vessel, the Lady Lisa Arrival Date: 07/31/2007 Age: subadult Case History Stingray barbs punctured flipper and hind. Treatment Topical treatment for wounds, iron and calcium vitamins in food, live blue crabs. Updates We are waiting for blood cultures to come back.…
Jul 24

Harbor Island

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Harbor Island, SC Arrival Date: 07/24/2007 Age: juvenile Weight: 2.7 kg (6.0 pounds) Case History Caught by fisherman on hook and line; brought to Charleston by SCDNR. Put under anesthesia to extract the hook deeply embedded in toungue. Turtle otherwise looks great and can…
Jul 13


Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Folly Beach, SC Arrival Date: 07/13/2007 Age: juvenile Weight: 1.92 kg (4.2 pounds) Case History Folly was caught by hook and line on the Folly beach fishing pier. It appears that the turtle's front left flipper was entangled in the fishing line because there…
Jul 05

Little Edisto

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Edisto Beach, SC Arrival Date: 07/05/2007 Age: juvenile Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) Case History The surgery to remove the hook was successful and the prognosis is very good! Treatment Endoscopic surgery to remove the hook, antibiotics, vitamins and TLC!. Updates 31 July 2007:…
May 26


Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Edisto Island, SC Arrival Date: 05/26/2007 Age: over 30 years (adult male) Weight: 140 kg (304 lbs) Case History This turtle was spotted off of Sullivans Island about 2 weeks ago but despite efforts of DNR and SCA staff, was not able to be rescued.…
May 17

Cape Romain

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Cape Romain Bay, Cape Romain Wildlife Refuge Arrival Date: 05/17/2007 Age: over 30 years old (adult male) Weight: 270 lbs Case History The front left flipper is badly injured from fishing gear entanglement and has 3 strains of bacterial infection but the prognosis is good.…
Jun 11


Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Lighthouse Island, Cape Romain Arrival Date: 06/11/2006 Age: subadult (teenager) Weight: 35.5 kg (78 lbs) Case History Lighthouse is suffering from classic signs of Debilitated Turtle Syndrome: anemia, dehydration, emaciation, heavy loads of internal and external parasites. The turtle is lethargic but alert and the…
Sep 10

St. Simon

Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: St. Simon's Island, GA Arrival Date: 09/10/2005 Age: subadult, gender unknown Weight: 115 lbs. Case History St. Simon stranded with severe anemia, emaciation, dehydration and was loaded with internal and external parasites. Although the turtle has recovered from those ailments, it cannot see out of…
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