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WASHINGTON II


GREEN

Chelonia mydas

Juvenile


ADMIT
SEPT 12, 2009
RELEASED
April 20, 2010
Weight   2.5  kg  6.0 kg
SCL: 26.6 cm  37.0
SCW: 21.0 cm  28.6

THE STRANDING Animal lovers Andrew and Kourtney found this small green turtle floating listlessly near the marina in the Washington Acres subdivision of Hampstead.
They recognized that the turtle was not behaving normally and pulled her to safety.  They contacted the KBSTRRC and met a volunteer for the hand off.

Thanks Andrew and Kourtney for giving this turtle another chance.
THE TREATMENT With no apparent injuries, one thought is that the turtle suffered from forced submergence in a net which can cause a multitude of problems. 
Started on antibiotics.
SEPT 25, 2009
It's seems obvious, but turtles have to eat to get better and this little guy was just not interested.  Then finally, after almost two weeks of refusing to eat on her own, Washington II lunged after a piece of fish and then continued to eat.  Big break through in her recovery.
APRIL 2010
Washington spent the winter eating and regaining strength.  She qualified for early release and was released into the gulfstream courtesy of the US Coast Guard.
  
Beth Howard releases Washington II


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