Rusty

Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 16, 2020
Location of Stranding Buzzards Bay, MA
Date of Arrival December 22, 2020
Number of Days of Care 31 days
Rusty

12/22/2020  Turtle "240" stranded as part of the Cold Stun event in New England. 240 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 "Rusty". Rusty was given fluids and placed in a rehabilitation pool.

12/27/2020  Rusty has been floating and lethargic so radiographs were taken as these cold stun events can be very harmful to the lungs.

01/07/2021  Rusty is slowly recovering. Rusty is beginning to forage single pieces of fish here and there but not continuously. Rusty is being force fed oral supplements and an anti-fungal while also receiving injectable antibiotics and fluids once a week.

01/17/2021  Rusty has continuously been eating well and has been taken off of antibiotics but remain on the anti-fungal.

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