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!