Loggerhead (Caretta caretta)

Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded August 18, 2019
Location of Stranding Boca Grande Beach
Date of Arrival August 18, 2019
Number of Days of Care 31 days

08/18/2019  The adult female Loggerhead was found on Boca Grande Beach. The turtle was deemed "Larissa" by her rescuers and brought back to the Sea Turtle Hospital here at Mote. She was examined, weighed, had blood taken, radiographed (no eggs present). Upon examination we noticed she is missing half of her right front flipper. She was placed in low water level where she began eating shrimp and squid once offered.  **This turtle has been PIT tagged before in the right rear flipper which indicates she was likely tagged while nesting before!

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