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  Schroeder was released off of New Smyrna Beach!


11/25/2020  This turtle (112) is part of the cold stun even that happens in New England area every year. 112 was brought to the National Marine Life Center for initial care.

11/28/2020  112 was transferred with other turtles to from New England to Florida by a non-profit organization called Turtles Fly Too. 112 is part of the group that came to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital for rehabilitation, here the turtle was named Schroeder.

11/29/2020  Schroeder was put on an injectable antibiotic and fluids. Schroeder began eating a small amount right away. 

12/15/2020  Schroeder is no longer receiving fluids regularly and continues to recover well.

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

12/31/2020  Schroeder has been medically cleared for release!

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

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