TOPSAIL ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA
Age: 8-10 years
RELEASED OCTOBER 27, 1999
|THE STRANDING||This juvenile loggerhead was rescued from the Jolly
Roger fishing pier in
Topsail Beach, NC. Her right front flipper nearly severed by wrapped fishing line.
|THE TREATMENT||Once in the KBSTRRC the turtle was placed in shallow
Initial blood tests reveal PCV 25%, glucose 125 mg/dl.
|THE PROGNOSIS||JR is very responsive and very hungry. He thinks anything moving is worth a try.|
|Hurricane Floyd left behind devastating floods.
These flood waters reached the home of volunteers, the Chadwicks,
who were watching over Bettie, JR and Dare.
For the full dramatic story and rescue please see The Hurricane Story.
The Chadwicks were forced to evacuate, leaving the turtles behind.
After four days, the Chadwicks entered the property by boat and rescued all three turtles.
The outdoor tanks eventually broke loose as the water rose, and floated freely until stopped by woods.
|THE EXAM 10/20/99||
(L)Dr Lewbart & Co draw blood (R)Area of healing flipper wound
|THE RELEASE 10/27/99|