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 17 days

Final Disposition


11/25/2020  This turtle (111) is part of the cold stun even that happens in New England area every year. 111 was brought to the National Marine Life Center for initial care.

11/28/2020  111 was transferred with other turtles to from New England to Florida by a non-profit organization called Turtles Fly Too. 111 is part of the group that came to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation, here the turtle was named Pig-Pen.

11/29/2020  Pig-Pen was started on an injectable antibiotic and fluids with dextrose due to a low glucose level. 

12/01/2020  Pig-Pen was started on the anti-fungal and appetite stimulant as well while being force fed food.   

12/14/2020  After a long and hard fought battle to recover from the cold stunning event Pig-Pen was unfortunately found deceased this morning. 

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