Aug 30


green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: Ripley Light Marina, Charleston, SC Arrival Date: 08/30/2010 Age: juvenile Weight: 5.48 kg (~12 lb) Case History This 3.0 kg green sea turtle was brought in by the SC Department of Natural Resources Monday afternoon with a deep, penetrating wound near the spine. Visual examination…
Jun 20


loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Hilton Head, SC Arrival Date: 06/20/2010 Age: juvenile Weight: 42.5 kg (94 lb) Case History This 38 kg loggerhead stranded on the beach in Hilton Head, SC, on 20 June 2010. Although exhibiting signs of severe debilitation, including lethargy and a carapace covered in epibionts,…
Jun 09


loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Isle of Palms, SC Arrival Date: 06/09/2010 Age: juvenile Weight: 49.5 kg (109 lb) Case History This 39 kg debilitated loggerhead arrived at the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital around 9 p.m. Wednesday night from the Isle of Palms. The turtle, named Palmer, is emaciated and…
Apr 26

18th Green

green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: Kiawah Island's Ocean Golf Course Arrival Date: 04/26/2010 Age: juvenile Weight: 14.08 kg (~31 lb) Case History This 8.36 kg (18 lb) green sea turtle was found on the beach near the 18th hole on Kiawah Island's Ocean Golf Course. In addition to being covered…
Jul 16


loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach, SC Arrival Date: 07/16/2009 Age: juvenile Weight: 44.8 kg (98.8 lb) Case History This 80-pound (38.4 kg) loggerhead stranded on the beach in front of Pirate's Cove Campground. S/he is mildly dehydrated and moderately thin with no significant anemia. S/he is very lethargic…
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