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KAYAK


LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile

  ADMIT
JULY 12, 2006

RELEASED
JUNE  2007
 
Weight 38 kg  58.0 kg
SCL: 71.8 cm  74.6 cm
SCW: 56.0 cm  59.4 cm

THE STRANDING Observed in the near shore waters, in and out of the surf, for about a day.
John Lytvinenko of the Holden Beach sea turtle patrol was amoung the observers.  He was able to borrow a kayak from a visitor, and the two set out to rescue the sea turtle.  It was tricky business, but they eventually were able to retrieve the turtle and get her into shore.
Bill from the Holden Beach sea turtle patrol drove Kayak to the center.
She was covered in mud and mud grass, about 4-6 inches high on most of her carapace.  No injuries were found.  Somewhat lethargic and thin.

THE TREATMENT A little scrub up, some fresh water to kill the barnacles, and an injection of antibiotic and this turtle settled in to the quite corner tank in the back.



Kayak lucked into the large tank back in the quiet corner.  The tank is black, unlike most others, and provides good cover from nosey photographers.
She is ready to go home.