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Reason for Stranding
When cold fronts move into the area, the water temperature can suddenly drop and cause the turtles to go into shock. El Tigre is one of 16 turtles that stranded due to the cold weather. Volunteers found El Tigre wedged in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties.
Fun Fact: This is not El Tigre’s first visit to our hospital! This turtle was found stuck in the rocks at the Isla Blanca jetties on June 24th and was released July 7th.
Jan 2020- El Tigre is doing well; good appetite and energy. Abrasions (wounds) slowly but surely healing up.
El Tigre was wedged so tightly in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties that the lower shell fractured and severe scraping is present on the upper shell.
Ways to help EL TIGRE's Recovery
Adopt EL TIGRE
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.