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 NOAH



LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile


ADMIT
MAY 12, 2009
RELEASED
SEPT 16, 2009
Weight  62.0 kg  
SCL:  80.7 cm  
SCW:  64.2 cm  

THE STRANDING  
Noah
was caught in Cape Lookout Bight by NOAA researchers.
This area is a hotspot for turtles this time of year.  Biologists use a large mesh gill net to catch turtles and collect important biological information.  After tagging the turtles are released.
Researchers noticed several fractures to Noah's plastron and carapace, so he stayed on board until they could bring him to the dock for transfer to the KBSTRRC.
His tail extends beyond his carapace so is likely male.
THE TREATMENT Lucky for Noah the weather is warm enough to be placed outside.  Noah is resting comfortably after devouring lunch.  That's a good sign.
JULY 2009
Noah moved inside to the big tank in the corner, complete with turtle cam.
Eating and swimming.
 
Noah takes an after feeding swim.
SEPT 2009
Noah gets fitted with a satellite tag courtesy of Dr. Michael Coyne, the driving force behind seaturtle.org.

 
photos courtesy Michael Coyne


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