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KEMPS RIDLEY

Lepidochelys kempi

Juvenile

  ADMIT
9-4-07
RELEASED
6-2-08
Weight  8.0 kg  31.8
SCL: 41.9 cm  45.0 cm
SCW: 39.3 cm  42.4 cm

THE STRANDING Found in a pound net in Core Sound.  This turtle has a head fracture, perhaps a boat strike.  The carapace injury occurred sometime prior to the head injury.
THE TREATMENT  
A cat scan reveals a serious head injury, the brain case has been compromised.


 
OCT 19, 2007
 
DEC 25, 2007

JAN 2008
Pound is healing with minimal treatments remaining, constantly swimming around, ready to get back into the ocean.  You can't keep a good Ridley down.

JUNE 2008
 
Released June 2008
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