May 17


Kemp's Ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Isle of Palms Pier, SC Arrival Date: 05/07/18 Age: Juvenile Weight: 2.41 kg (5.3 pounds) Case History Farrah was accidently caught on hook-and-line off of Isle of Palms Pier. Luckily, fisherman Kevin Brock called the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Kevin reached…
May 17

Mad-Eye Moody

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Folly Beach, SC Arrival Date: 05/02/2018 Age: Juvenile Weight: 12.62 kg (28 pounds) Case History Mad-Eye Moody was hooked by a fisherman off the end of the Folly Beach fishing pier. When the fisherman realized he had a sea turtle on his line he…
May 17


Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) Stranding Location: Sullivan's Island, SC Arrival Date: 05/05/2018 Age: Juvenile Weight: 4.12 kg (9 pounds) Case History Buckbeak was hooked by a surf fisherman near the lighthouse on Sullivan's Island. The fisherman brought him to shore where they kept him safe until South Carolina Department of…
Dec 16

King Released at Cape Canaveral National Seashore in Florida

Every year in early December, a few Sea Turtle Rescue Program staff and volunteers make the trek down to The Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys for a sea turtle rehabilitation conference. Not only does the conference provide amazing networking and learning opportunities, but it also gives us a great…
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