Peppermint Patty

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded November 25, 2020
Location of Stranding Buzzards Bay, MA
Date of Arrival November 28, 2020
Number of Days of Care 38 days

Final Disposition

01/04/2021  Peppermint Patty was released off New Smyrna Beach.

Peppermint Patty

11/25/2020  This turtle (109) is part of the cold stun even that happens in New England area every year. 109 was brought to the National Marine Life Center for initial care.

11/28/2020  109 was transferred with other turtles to from New England to Florida by a non-profit organization called Turtles Fly Too. 109 is part of the group that came to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation, here the turtle was named Peppermint Patty.

11/29/2020  Peppermint Patty was started on an injectable antibiotic and fluids. Peppermint Patty began eating right away.

12/01/2020  Peppermint Patty was started on an oral anti-fungal. 

12/15/2020  Peppermint Patty continues to do well.

12/18/2020  Peppermint Patty has been moved upstairs into a solo enclosure within one of Mote's dolphin rehabilitation tanks.

12/31/2020  Peppermint Patty has been medically cleared for release!

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

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