Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 14, 2020
Location of Stranding Buzzards Bay, MA
Date of Arrival December 22, 2020
Number of Days of Care 31 days

12/22/2020  Turtle "233" stranded as part of the Cold Stun event in New England. 233 was brought to National Marine Life Center where it was then transfered to Mote Marine's Sea Turtle Hospital by a group called Turtles Fly Too, a non-profit organization of volunteer private pilots. Here the turtle was deemed "Margo". Margo was given fluids and placed in a rehabilitation pool.

01/07/2021  Margo is slowly recovering. Margo is not yet eating but is being force fed oral supplements and an anti-fungal. Margo is also receiving injectable antibiotics and fluids once a week.

01/17/2021  Margo is still not eating but has been taken off antibiotics and the anti-fungal. Margo has begun to be more active so we are hopeful eating will follow shortly.

01/17/2021  Margo started eating today!

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