TOPSAIL ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA
JR Loggerhead 
(Caretta caretta)
Juvenile
Admitted 7/28/99
Age:        8-10 years
Weight:   38.6kg
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 water. 
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.
THE ORDEAL
9/14-9/22
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.
JR is in a tank inside of the barn.
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





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