Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

(NLP 950612-03)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded June 11, 1995
Location of Stranding Siesta Key, Florida
Date of Arrival June 11, 1995
Number of Days of Care 17

Final Disposition

Released 28 June 1995

This turtle stranded during a severe red tide bloom and appeared to have neurological symptoms of red tide toxicity. Due to space limitations. this turtle was transferred to Clearwater Marine Science Center where it responded to treatment. It was returned to Mote and released back into the wild. THANKS CLEARWATER !!

sea turtle in a kiddie pool
Heath on arrival


sea turtle with damage to front flipper
Damage to Health's flipper

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