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Reason for Stranding
Cowgirl's Patient History
Cowgirl’s First Stay
Cowgirl first stranded with us on June 16, 2021 at Mile Marker 14 on SPI, weighing 2.9 pounds. Cowgirl
stranded for unknown reasons with no visible wounds and was overall in good shape. Both blood work
and x-ray came back normal. We released Cowgirl on September 30, 2021 at the SPI Convention
mudflats, weighing 3.8 pounds.
Cowgirl’s Second Stay
Cowgirl stranded for a second time on October 12, 2021 at Mile Marker 5 on SPI, weighing 4 pounds.
Again, Cowgirl had no external wounds and both bloodwork and x-ray came back normal. We released
Cowgirl on December 9, 2021 one mile off shore, NE of the Isla Blanca jetties, weighing 5.5 pounds.
Cowgirl’s Third Stay
Cowgirl stranded for a third time on December 15, 2021 just 6 days after we released her at County
Access 6 on SPI, weighing 5.6 pounds. Upon arrival, Cowgirl began swimming and eating well and there
seemed to be no obvious injuries. Cowgirl’s bloodwork and x-ray came back normal. We kept her for
about 4 months to help her rest and gain a little weight. We released Cowgirl on April 11, 2022 at the
SPI Convention Center mudflats, weighing 7.9 pounds.
Cowgirl’s Fourth Stay
Cowgirl stranded for a fourth time on May 8, 2022 at City Access 10 on SPI weighing 8.1 pounds. She
stranded for unknown reasons and has no injuries or abnormalities since her last stay. Her bloodwork
and x-ray came back normal. She had minor algae growth and a few small barnacles on her carapace.
Did You Know?
Ways to help Cowgirl's Recovery
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.