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Jun 13

Over Easy

Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Garden City Pier, SC Arrival Date: 6/2/24 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.63 kg (5.80 lbs) Case History Over Easy came to us on a Sunday morning after being hooked by an angler at the Garden City Pier. S/he was transported to…
Jun 07

Muffin

Green (Chelonia mydas) Stranding Location: Georgetown, SC Arrival Date: 5/5/2024 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.09 kg (4.6 lbs) Case History This little green sea turtle was found washed ashore in Georgetown, South Carolina with predation wounds to the left front flipper and both rear flippers. Isle of…
Jun 06

Oatmeal

Kemp’s Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Myrtle Beach State Park, SC Arrival Date: 5/13/2024 Age: Juvenile Sex: Unknown Weight: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs) Case History This juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was caught with not one, not two, but three fishing hooks at Myrtle Beach State Park! The…
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

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…
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…
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