Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)


Age Class Adult
Gender Female
Date Stranded May 14, 1999
Location of Stranding Naples, Florida
Date of Arrival May 14, 1999
Number of Days of Care 8

Final Disposition

Died 23 May 1999

This turtle was found unable to dive. It was determined that the lungs were leaking air into the chest cavity. The damage to the lungs could not be healed medically and she died on 23 May 1999. Necropsy revealed a large tear in the lungs.

Vanna on Arrival

MRI Exam

CT Scan

Chest tube

Chest tube placement

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