Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded November 19, 2020
Location of Stranding Buzzards Bay, MA
Date of Arrival November 21, 2020
Number of Days of Care 45 days

Final Disposition

01/04/2021  Noble was released off of New Smyrna Beach.


11/19/2020  This turtle (079) is part of the cold stun even that happens in New England area every year. 079 was brought to the National Marine Life Center for initial care.

11/21/2020  079 was transferred with other turtles to from New England to Florida by a non-profit organization called Turtles Fly Too. 079 is part of the group that came to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation, here the turtle was named Noble.

11/27/2020  Noble continues to recover slowly, not eating yet. Noble is on injectable antibiotics and receiving fluids regularly.

12/03/2020  Noble recieved an oral Terbinafine (anti-fungal) with a small piece of food today. Still not eating.

12/15/2020  Noble is still receiving the antibiotic, antifungal, and now an appetite stimulant. Noble has eaten a few pieces by foraging but is mostly being force fed. 

12/31/2020  Noble was medically cleared for release!

01/04/2021  Noble was released on the east coast of Florida off of New Smyrna Beach.

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