|Date Stranded||December 7, 2019|
|Location of Stranding||Truro, MA|
|Date of Arrival||December 27, 2019|
|Number of Days of Care||70 days|
Hans was released off Canaveral National Seashore located on the east coast of Florida.
12/07/2019 Turtle-196 was rescued by New England Aquarium near Corn Hill in Truro, MA presenting as a cold stun case.
12/27/2019 Turtle-196 was transferred to Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium's Rehabilitation Hospital by plane for continued care. Here, Turtle-196 was deemed "Hans"
12/29/2019 Hans has began eating and was placed on an injectable antibiotic.
01/31/2020 Has has been doing very well. He was placed on an oral antibiotic instead of injectables.
02/20/2020 Hans has been taken off of all medications.
03/04/2020 Hans has been cleared for release.
03/05/2020 Hans was taken to the east coast for release!
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