TOPSAIL ISLAND, NORTH CAROLINA
|SUBADULT Admitted 3/04/99
Approx. AGE 15-17 Years
WEIGHT 75 kg
CCL 87.8 cm
CCW 81.8 cm
|THE STRANDING||Topper was noticed on North Topsail Beach, NC on March 4, 1999.
A town employee notified the KBSTRRC that a sea turtle was on the beach, he had observed it for some time and the sea turtle had not moved.
A volunteer responded immediately. The turtle was alive but quite cold. It's alittle early for sea turtles in North Carolina, the water temperature about 60F and the air temp on this day about the same.
As she stranded on our island, she was named Topper and transported to the KBSTRRC.
|TREATMENT||She has no visable injuries.
Our largest tank was prepared for her. Corncake's old tank.
Her bloodwork shows a PCV of 34 which is very good.
|PROGNOSIS||Hopefull release with the soon-to-come warm water.|