Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Subadult
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 13, 2016
Location of Stranding Fisher Beach, Barnstable County, MA
Date of Arrival January 2, 2017
Number of Days of Care 36 days

Final Disposition



12/13/2016  Turtle was one of hundreds found stranded and cold-stunned and taken to New England Aquarium for treatment.

01/02/2017  Fisher was flown to Sarasota in a private plane and transported to Mote.  Animal is very active.  Was placed in a rehab. tank at low water level.

01/05/2017  Fisher is actively foraging all food offered.  Water depth was increased.  

01/27/2017  Fisher continues to improve.  Animal is very active, strong, and continues to forage all food offered.

02/06/2017  Fisher has been medically cleared for release.

02/10/2017  Fisher was released on the East Coast of Florida by FWC

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