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 BALTIMORE
 
   Admitted 
December 27, 2001
 Released 
September 18, 2002
Weight  3.18 kg  8.2 kg
SCL:  40.0 cm
SCW:   32.2 cm
THE Stranding Found December 2, 2001 on the beach of Assateague Island on Maryland's southern shore.  Water temperature was in the mid-50's F.  The carapace was covered in green grass and algae.
The right front flipper appears to have been amputated with nearly surgical precision by person or persons unknown.
The sea turtle was cared for by the National  Aquarium in Baltimore until other arrangement could be made.
David Schofield, the Marine Animal Recue Program coordinator for the Aquarium, made arrangements for this little green to be flown to us, courtesy of a volunteer with a pilots license and plane.
UPDATE
12/27/2001
Despite the missing flipper this little guy is able to swim, dive, and remain on the bottom of the tank.  The amputated flipper is a concern, as so much is missing.  It is right on the line between rehabilitation and unrelease-able.  Time and observation will tell.
UPDATE
JAN 2002
Baltimore receives sponge bath.
SEPT 2002  Able to swim and dive all winter and summer, this turtle release with several others on September 18, 2002 from Topsail Beach.