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Reason for Stranding
A visitor found surrectus (Latin for arisen) stranded upside down on the beach just north of the facility. Initially, we thought surrectus was dead until the turtle moved its flippers. The left hind flipper is completely gone, as well as the majority of the right front flipper. Both of these injuries have completely healed.
August 2020- We are hoping to release surrectus soon. Treatments have not changed. Each week, Surrectus gets a physical exam and an updated weight.
March 2020- *continuing to get the same treatment as last month* No longer receiving any medications or medical treatments. Each week, Surrectus gets a physical exam and an updated weight. Surrectus will be ready for release soon!
Feb 2020- No longer receiving any medications or medical treatments. Each week, Surrectus gets a physical exam and an updated weight. Surrectus will be ready for release in March!
Jan 2020- Surrectus is doing awesome! Swims/dives well, voracious appetite. Although this turtle is missing quite a bit of its flippers, based on watching it swim, dive, and eat, this animal would be able to have a healthy life in the wild. Hoping to release this turtle this coming Spring.
There was evidence surrectus had eaten plastic. There were also a few small scrapes on the bottom of the shell. Otherwise, there are no major injuries.
Ways to help Surrectus'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.