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 LOOKOUT


LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile


ADMIT
10-13-07
RELEASED
JUNE 3, 2008
Weight 61.0 kg  69.2 kg
SCL:  cm   cm
SCW:  cm  cm

THE STRANDING
Lookout has a floatation problem and was observed by part time fisherman and full time veternarian Greg Lewbart, who knows a bit about turtles.
How they managed to get this fiesty (and large) turtle into a boat remains a mystery.
Greg Lewbart spotted this turtle while fishing offshore with his
dad and Shane Christian.  He contacted State Wildlife Biologist and sea turtle rescuer Wendy Cluse, and said the turtle was
definitely floating but very feisty.  She told them to try to grab the
turtle, but wasn't very hopeful.  Being big, plus healthy (except for
floating), was going to make rescue rather difficult.  He said he'd
call back in 30 minutes, with or without a turtle.  Twenty minutes
later, they called and said they got him.  She still not sure how
they did it.  The turtle did tire out after a few attempts to dive
away, but this turtle was 130 lbs!  Wendy met them at the dock at
Harker's Island and  all struggled to get him out of the boat and
into the truck.  Wendy met Dr. Karen Wolf over at CMAST, where they
struggled again to weigh, measure, take blood and administer
fluids.  Wendy  met KBSTRRC staffers Vicky, Emily, and Jen at the hospital and they struggled
yet again with 130 lbs of very angry turtle. 

JAN 2008 It took awhile but Lookout can now stay on the bottom.  Staff have observed him sleeping on the bottom and swimming below the surface of the water.  Soon he will get more water to make sure his progress will continue.  Lookout was taken off antibiotics in mid-January.




Released June 2008




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