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LAGOON

LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile

  ADMIT
7-22-07
RELEASED
  JUNE 3, 2008
Weight  47.7 kg  70.5 kg
SCL:  74.4 cm  78.1 cm
SCW:  58.5cm  62.9 cm

THE STRANDING Observed in distress near Wrightsville Beach.  Initially residents thought the turtle was caught on something and called turtle hauler Nancy Fahey for help.  With the help of  friend in the water (Peggy Spalleck) and Nancy in a  borrowed kayak, they were able to paddle out to the turtle. "Lagoon" surfaced between them.  They each took a side and propelled the turtle into shore.

From there she was placed into a kiddie pool and on to the KBSTRRC.
THE TREATMENT Lagoon needed some TLC with a shot of antibiotic.  She is recovering,

Lagoon comes up for a breath after hanging around under the shower.
MAY 2008
Lagoon enjoyed the sunny window tank for the winter, recovering and then thriving as evidenced by her weight gain.
 
Summer intern Annie cares for Lagoon during the ordeal of the pre-release physical.
JUNE 2008
 
Released June 2008


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