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Han Solo

Dec 15

Han Solo

Green (Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date: November 27th, 2016

Stranding Location: Brewster, Massachusetts

Weight: 5.5 pounds

Lifestage: Juvenile

Case History

Han Solo arrived at New England Aquarium on 11/12/2016 with a chilly body temperature of 50.8°F and had to gradually be warmed up to about 70°F. Han Solo’s left eyelid appeared swollen so h/she was started on antibiotic eye drops. Han Solo also received fluids, vitamins and antibiotics before transport.


Han Solo, like other cold stunned patients, received fluids for hydration, vitamins, radiographs and a fluorescent eye stain to make sure there were no additional corneal abrasions. Han Solo shares a tank with none other than Princess Leia, and the two are often seen exchanging glances at one other through the partitions.


December 12, 2016: Han Solo is pulled every three days for an antibiotic injection and weight. Han quickly took to eating greens and is doing well! Our team is continuing to monitor the left eye to make sure it is healing.

January 6, 2017: Han Solo loves all types of greens and fish and isn’t picky about eating the vitamins anymore. S/he often is seen sleeping under the pvc backscratcher.

February 7, 2017: Han Solo will be accompanying Princess Leia and Kylo Ren on a road trip to sunny Florida today to be released. This is the first three of the New England 12 to be cleared for release. Make sure to look out for release photos on our Facebook page!

Release Date

February 7, 2017

Release Location

Surfside County Park in St. Augustine, Florida

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