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SHACKLEFORD III



GREEN

Chelonia mydas

Juvenile


ADMIT
APR 2, 2008
RELEASED
SEPT 20, 2008
Weight  2.8 kg  
SCL:  30.3 cm
 33.5
SCW:  25.1 cm
 26.6

THE STRANDING Found on the beach on Shackleford Banks, washed in with the tide, covered in sand and algae and barnacles.

Shackleford with algae hat

Rear flippers held tightly together in defensive posture.
THE TREATMENT Placed in shallow water and will be warmed slowly.
APRIL 22
Is it food?  These are the life and death questions turtles now struggle with.
Weeks after admissions this little green passed two pieces of balloons, one blue and one red.  Had she not been able to pass these pieces she would have died.
  Please dispose of balloons and plastic appropriately.
Plastic kills marine animals.  Balloons do not float off into space.  They land.
Balloons do not belong at the beach.
JUNE 2008
There was no happier turtle in rehab after being moved to a larger tank with room to swim and splash the onlookers.

Shack III with Carolyn and Carolyn

Taking a brief rest.
SEPT 2008
Ready to go with the group Sept 20, 2008





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