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Stranded 12/28/2013

Cooper is a juvenile Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. He stranded just north of County Access 6 on South Padre Island. He had no physical injuries but he was weak and emaciated. He had a thin layer of algae covering his shell and was missing a small chunk of his back left flipper, possibly from a predator attack.

Februray 2014 Update: Cooper was moved to rehabilitation tank 5. He is active and swimming well!

April 2014 Update: Cooper is eating live crabs and will be released this spring or summer!

Released 7/22/2014

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One of the three primary missions at Sea Turtle, Inc. is rehabilitation. We work hard to rescue and return every sea turtle back to the wild. Proceeds from this adoption will go directly to purchase needed medical supplies, veterinary exams, x-rays, food and general care for our rehab turtles.

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